Reno, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) toured Our Center’s facility in Reno, an organization devoted to empowering the LGBTQ community in Northern Nevada by providing programs, education and advocacy opportunities to the local LGBTQ community. The senator also hosted a roundtable with leaders and advocates to discuss their experiences with discrimination in housing, healthcare and the workforce.
“Despite all the progress we’ve made in our fight for equal rights, the LGBTQ community continues to face discrimination and threats to their freedom,” said Cortez Masto. “Organizations like Our Center are crucial to providing resources and empowerment to local members of the LGBTQ community, who need support as they continue to be discriminated against when applying for housing, seeking employment and signing up for healthcare services. I am pleased to hear from leaders and advocates on how Congress can better promote diversity through education and enact policies to protect the LGBTQ community against injustice. I am proud to be an advocate for LGBTQ Nevadans and I will fight to ensure that no one is discriminated against based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.”