Triumphant moment gay bar erupts in cheers after president-elect Joe Biden gives historic shout-out to trans people in victory speech
Cheers erupted in the packed streets outside a Philadelphia queer bar Saturday night after US president-elect Joe Biden gave a seismic shout-out to “gay and transgender” voters during his victory speech.
Indeed, it started with a low rumble – shocked faces, light clapping – before the bar-goers huddling for warmth all stood up in jubilation. While just a brief mention, it echoed how the Democratic challenger to Donald Trump had campaigned vociferously for trans rights, a plank of his policy pledges.
Hundreds gathered that night outside Woody’s on 202 S 13th Street to watch Biden’s victory speech.
Footage posted by Buzzfeed News‘ Amber Jamieson on Twitter showed the moment the crowds swung their arms up high and clinked their drinks in celebration – capturing the sense of relief among LGBT+ Americans of
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