Well, after 8 years of discrimination with a smile, Bush turned a corner that has officially shocked me, but I’m not about to complain. Yesterday, Bush signed Worker, Retiree and Employer Recovery Act of 2008 into law! This new bill provides important protections for LGBT families and is something we should celebrate! At Join the Impact, we come together in one very hard and long struggle. Let’s take this moment to come together in celebration. Tonight, as you ring in the new year, do so with the knowledge that we are ONE STEP CLOSER to achieving full equality for all! This is a win worth celebrating.
Tomorrow is not just a new day, it’s a new year in the fight for equal rights. What do you resolve to do? I resolve to DOUBLE our impact on November 15th 2009 with over 2 million people protesting world-wide. I resolve to have MANY more celebrations of equal rights gained as marriage passes in many states, Prop 8 gets repealed, and Obama begins to act on the promises he made us. I resolve to continue my conversations of equality. I resolve to not be the victim and instead be the victor. I resolve to be a 1st Class Citizen.
Happy New Queer!