The LGBTQ community might be getting the things it’s been asking for, for years, when President-elect Joe Biden takes office. 

When Biden was Vice President in 2012, he advocated for same-sex marriage and rights even before it became legal. He’s looking to do more in the community in January. 

Throughout his campaign, Biden has made promises to not only the LGBTQ community but to others as well, including those who have student debt. If he will hold up these promises, it’s not for certain, but he’s offering some positive things for those communities.

Biden has said he’s going to try to carry out every major proposal on the LGBTQ activist's wish lists, according to ABC News. 

“Among them: Lifting the Trump administration’s near-total ban on military service for transgender people, barring federal contractors from anti-LGBTQ job discrimination, and creating high-level LGBTQ-rights positions at the State Department, the National Security Council and other federal agencies.”

One of the top priorities of Biden and the administration will be to push for the Equality Act to be passed in the Senate, where it stopped during the Trump administration. 

The Equality Act prohibits discrimination against sexual orientation or gender identity when it comes to housing, employment, education, the jury system and credit. 

Biden has explained that he wants this act to be put in place in all 50 states within 100 days of taking office. 

Another Trump administration policy he wants to quickly change is the transgender military ban. Those who identify as transgender would be able to enroll in ROTC and the military branch they so choose.

Aside from changing Trump’s policies, he wants to implement a few of his own. 

A few plans include appointing more LGBTQ people to government positions, allowing public schools to grant transgender students to choose their gender’s bathroom, locker room and sports team choices, help against violence in the community, ban conversion therapy and more, reports ABC.

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