A generation ago, neither the Republican nor the Democratic Party opposed homophobia. Today, the platform of the Democratic Party, while not yet ideal, opposes prejudice based on sexual orientation, and explicitly supports the adoption of national policies to outlaw all forms of discrimination. In contrast, the Republican platform opposes efforts to end discrimination based on sexual orientation. We believe the Democratic Party should be the home of those devoted to securing fair and equal treatment for people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
The National Stonewall Democratic Federation is devoted to advancing equal rights for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. National Stonewall Democrats support the Democratic Party and Democratic candidates who support our mission. We draw our strength from a nationwide network of individuals and clubs composed of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Democrats and its allies who are working to realize these goals.
Our stated goals are: to educate the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community, and its allies, about the vast differences that exist between the two major parties on the issues of concern to our community; to lead our party to improve its record on issues of importance to our community, and to work for the nomination of Democratic candidates from the local to the national level, including qualified openly, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender candidates, who will be fully supportive of our fight against bigotry and intolerance; to encourage our community to support and vote for Democratic candidates who are committed to defeating homophobia and prejudice; and to work with other local gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and allied Democratic clubs to encourage and foster the creation of new clubs.