Today, Hornet, the world’s gay social network with over 30 million users, is proud and excited to endorse Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for President and Vice President of the United States.

These are extraordinary times. Much is at stake, not only for America and the entire world, but also the future of democracy, LGBTQ rights, and human rights — and indeed whether there will be a habitable planet in our future. Luckily we have excellent candidates to lead the country in Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Joe Biden has the experience necessary to resurrect the U.S. economy from its pandemic depression. He has a track record of bringing affordable health care to millions of uninsured Americans, of respecting science, and of building long-lasting alliances, both domestic and abroad. He exudes empathy and respect for other cultures and opinions, and has pledged to work towards healing the country’s racial and economic injustices. He is the only candidate fit for presidential office.

Hornet specifically takes notice of Biden’s longstanding support for the LGBTQ community. Not only was he one of the first American politicians to support nationwide marriage equality, he has made the Equality Act a top legislative priority, opposes the use of religion as a license for LGBTQ discrimination, has a plan to update and implement a comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and has pledged to reverse Trump’s transgender military ban on day one of his presidency. Moreover, he understands that undermining LGBTQ progress at home erodes the push for LGBTQ rights as human rights abroad.

Each of these intersecting issues makes Joe Biden and Kamala Harris the best candidates for the LGBTQ community and all Americans. With this duo, we have “a partner in the White House.”

While not all members of the gay community will be casting a vote for Joe Biden, Hornet believes every vote for Trump is one too many. So we pledge to continue educating voters on issues that affect the LGBTQ community, and are working with Joe Biden’s campaign to get out the gay vote. (Tag your Hornet post with #QueerVote and see for yourself!)

At Hornet, every day we work towards building community and uniting people over common values. And Hornet’s own values — particularly those of diversity, inclusivity, safety in expression and uplifting the community — are aligned with Joe Biden’s.

If you are a U.S. citizen, please vote on or before Nov. 3 for Joe Biden, the candidate who will help restore these values to the United States of America, will heal our divisions, and will help grow a more equitable and inclusive society.