This weekend, I saw MILK. If there is nothing else you do next weekend, please please please go see MILK. We all deserve to know our history. Too many people do not even know what the Stonewall Riots were, or WHY they occurred. Few know about those who fought for the rights that we now have. We need to educate the country about our struggle, and that begins with educating ourselves and our allies. Keep this conversation of equality going. Take a friend to see MILK. Take your grandparents, your parents, your new neighbor, you name it. The gay rights movement has been a long fought one with many wins in the face of many tragedies. The murder of Harvey Milk was a tragedy and one that will not be in vain.
Harvey Milk set a precedence for our community to rise as one and FIGHT for full equality. He taught our movement that VISIBILITY is the key. We MUST come out, we must join together, and we must fight for our rights as one loud voice! We cannot allow those who don’t understand us, to sell fear and silence us. Our Nationwide protest on November 15th showed members of our community who felt scared and alone, that we are there for them. We are not alone. They are not alone. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Whether in a large city or a small rural community – the LGBTQ community exists everywhere. We are your brothers, your sisters, your friends, your cousins, your co-workers, and your neighbors. We are young, we are old. We are black, we are white… we are EVERY COLOR of the rainbow. See MILK and RISE! Those who came before us have loaded the bases. It is now our time to hit a home run!