Elizabeth Warren has stepped down from the US presidential race.
The senator from Massachusetts, who has been an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ rights and causes since the beginning of her campaign, has left the running to be the Democrat’s nominee.
It’s now a race between former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to see who will take on President Donald Trump in the election later this year.
Speaking to campaign staff about her decision, Warren said: “[I]n this campaign, we have been willing to fight, and, when necessary, we left plenty of blood and teeth on the floor.
“And I can think of one billionaire who has been denied the chance to buy this election.”
She added: “Our work continues, the fight goes on, and big dreams never die.”
Throughout her campaign, Warren has pledged to overturn Tr*mp’s ban on trans individuals serving in the military, to allow gay and bisexual men to donate blood and to ban ‘conversion therapy’ across the United States.
Last year, Warren received praise for listing the names of every trans women of colour killed this year in the United States.
Warren also made a surprise appearance at RuPaul’s DragCon in New York City and drew attention to the ongoing violence against transgender individuals in the United States.
“We need to call it out, and we need to fight back,” she continued. “Everybody should be able to go to school, to work, to get healthcare, or just walk down the street without fear of discrimination or violence. Equal means equal, period.”
After urging American residents to vote, she said: “I’m in this fight for LGBTQ+ equality. We’ve got a lot of work to do to make sure everyone is free to be who they are and to love who they love.”
Earlier this month, Pete Buttigieg ended his historic campaign to become the first openly gay President of the United States.