SATCHA PRETTO, ANCHOR, DESPIERTA AMÉRICA: “Power of Our Pride” is the motto that brought together, on the eve of National Coming Out Day, the Democratic presidential candidates that accepted the invitation to discuss their proposals for the LGBTQ community. They all showed support for the Equality Act, a bill that the House has already passed, which protects those who live in states where it isn't yet illegal to discriminate against individuals due to their sexual orientation. One of the moderators was CNN journalist Anderson Cooper, who is openly gay and joked around with Joe Biden. Let’s listen.
JOE BIDEN: When I came out and -- came out -- when I publicly stated…well...
ANDERSON COOPER: That would be news.
BIDEN: I got something to tell you.
COOPER: I kind of figured it out a while ago.
PRETTO: Candidate Beto O’Rourke was interrupted by a transgender African-American woman who spoke out against attacks on her community. 45 transgendered individuals have been murdered since last year. Candidate Pete Buttigieg who is openly gay, said that those assaults are an epidemic.