Still riding off the high of Pride Month 2019 and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots? You’re not the only one.
Having so many candidates active and visible on #Pride gives me hope. (Also, produce Harris’ jacket, Levi’s!) @KamalaHarris @ewarren @PeteButtigieg @BernieSanders @JulianCastro pic.twitter.com/idllH1G3c0
— J. W. Crump (@JWCrump) June 30, 2019
Below, find out what some of the most prominent presidential hopefuls in the 2020 race for the Oval Office got up to (or totally and blatantly ignored) on this momentous occasion.
Today’s faith-led Peace Walk was a reminder of our shared commitment across South Bend to ending violence and delivering a future where everyone is safe. pic.twitter.com/WLDFgBxPRm
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) June 29, 2019
The out mayor of South Bend, Indiana, spent this weekend at home for a faith-led Peace Walk in response to a local police shooting of a black man, reports the South Bend Tribune. Meanwhile, his husband, Chasten Buttigieg, took to the streets of New York City for the 2019 NYC Pride March, riding alongside LGBTQ Victory Fund President and CEO Annise Parker.
— Chasten Buttigieg (@Chas10Buttigieg) July 1, 2019
I felt history wash over me as I visited #Stonewall last night on the eve of #Pride. Let us not forget that today is a protest. Pride is a call for freedom and acceptance. It is not an advertisement, it is a demand for justice. I am excited to celebrate my existence today… pic.twitter.com/vrFXdPu6rR
— Chasten Buttigieg (@Chas10Buttigieg) June 30, 2019
The pair did come to NYC for Chasten’s birthday on Friday, June 28, hosting a ticketed event for supporters at Brooklyn Steel in East Williamsburg.
I’m relying on grassroots donors like Nell to fuel this campaign. pic.twitter.com/TbcEkf54F7
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) June 30, 2019
The Massachusetts senator spent the bulk of the weekend on the campaign trail, speaking at events and personally calling up grassroots donors to thank them for pledging their support. She did, however, attend a local Pride event earlier this month, donning a rainbow feather boa in a lewk to end all lewks.
— Calvin (@calvinstowell) June 30, 2019
The outspoken LGBTQ ally also tweeted in support of equality for queer Americans and shared links to GLAAD’s tweets commemorating the 50th anniversary of the famed Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969.
This Sunday, the California lawmaker and proud ally to the queer community attended San Francisco Pride in style, donning a rhinestoned rainbow denim jacket to march in the parade and greet participants.
The Vermont lawmaker celebrated Pride in Nashua, New Hampshire. He also tweeted a quote from legend Marsha P. Johnson in honor of Stonewall50.
I walked across the Paso del Norte bridge and into Mexico this morning to meet with kids and families who came to our country seeking asylum but who have been turned back by this administration’s unlawful and inhumane policies.
This is who we are keeping out: pic.twitter.com/ZZPQOFvTYV
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) June 30, 2019
The former Texas representative spent much of the weekend on the ground on the Mexico side of the U.S.-Mexico border, interacting directly with Mexicans seeking to immigrant or obtain asylum in America who have been turned away. On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, O’Rourke also tweeted out a message in support of LGBTQ Americans, sharing photos from when he stopped by the iconic Stonewall Inn in NYC earlier this month.
Earlier this month, I visited Stonewall, where, 50 years ago, heroes stood up for their rights and paved the way for so much progress. Today, let’s celebrate their sacrifices—and resolve to continue fighting until every LGBTQ+ American achieves true equality. pic.twitter.com/5zlzv0dVzQ
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) June 28, 2019
It’s been 50 years since trans women of color helped start the fight for LGBTQ rights. On #Stonewall50 we look back on the progress we’ve made, while also continuing the struggle they led. https://t.co/WmbAzPP5JM
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) June 28, 2019
On Friday, June 28, Booker also commemorated the Stonewall Riots on Twitter. It was a smart follow-up to his comments at the first DNC debate, in which Booker emphasized the need to protect LGBTQ Americans, particularly black transgender women.
We had a great time marching for LGBTQ+ equality and celebrating San Antonio’s #Pride in our diverse community.
You can find more photos on my Facebook page! pic.twitter.com/DoDdo7MKSO
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) July 1, 2019
The San Antonio mayor took to the streets of his city on Sunday to celebrate Pride (and tweeted that he was glad to be back home for the festivities after last week’s DNC debates in Miami.)
Bill de Blasio
NYC Mayor and presidential hopeful Bill de Blasio marched in NYC’s Pride March on Sunday—and shared his excitement at the Big Apple hosting WorldPride 2019 on Instagram.
Today marks 50 years since the Stonewall uprising, where those brave individuals took a stand on Christopher St and changed our world forever. We must continue our fight for full LGBTQ equality until everyone is treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. #Stonewall50 pic.twitter.com/9X8zf8xWBN
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 28, 2019
The Obama-era VP didn’t attend any official Pride celebrations. However, he did mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots on Twitter, too, sharing a short video of him stopping by the iconic spot.
So many amazing things happened over the last three days. All, or at least most of those things, are great for the United States. Much was accomplished!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2019
The President spent his weekend abroad in Asia meeting with other world leaders—and not offering so much as a tweet in honor of the culmination of LGBTQ Pride Month. We can’t say we’re terribly surprised given his administration’s appallingly anti-LGBTQ policy record.
He is selling official Trump merch for Pride, though, so go off, Jill.