In a packed White House room, President Joe Biden, several officials from his administration and leaders of the LGBTQ community gathered to celebrate the signing of an executive order guaranteeing federal protection of LGBTQ rights.

The President, Vice President Kamala Harris and other cabinet members, including Pete Buttigieg, joined a crowd of cheering activists and representatives of the LGBTQ community.

“My message to all the young people: Just be you, you are loved,” Biden said. “I want you to know that as your president, all of us on this stage have your back. We have your back.”

The executive order aims to prevent “discriminatory legislative attacks against LGBTQI+ children and families, directing key agencies to protect families and children.”

A Biden administration spokesperson stated that around 300 anti-LGBTQI+ laws had been passed.

Biden’s executive order will counter “discriminatory legislative attacks against LGBTQI+ children and families, directing key agencies to protect families and children.”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has signed legislation in the past that bans the teaching of sexual orientation and gender identity in what was dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” law.

Biden criticized DeSantis’s “disgusting” homophobic laws that impeded LGBTQI+ rights.

“In Florida, going after Mickey Mouse, for God’s sake,” Biden said, before he described what he deemed “disgusting” homophobic attacks by DeSantis.

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