Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy Gay New Year

Exclusive Audio Chat with Richard Emmanuel, visionary & dedicated political activist, gives his brutally honest spin on what 2012 may bring our LGBT community & more @ OUTTAKE VOICES™

As we head into the New Year it’s time to reflect on 2011 & strategize what 2012 will bring our LGBT community. This has been an amazing year for our community starting with the repeal & then the certification of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. Last summer gay marriage finally passed in New York & the Respect of Marriage Act was introduced in the US Senate taking us a step closer to repealing DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act. The year ended on a fabulous note with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland stating “Some have suggested that gay rights & human rights are separate & distinct but in fact they are one and the same. Like being a woman, like being a racial, religious, tribal, or ethnic minority, being LGBT does not make you less human. And that is why gay rights are human rights, & human rights are gay rights." But these are only words. Now it’s up to us to make LGBT equality happen. Next week begins a new era for our LGBT community. It’s Time For Action!!
Have A Fabulous & Safe New Year Celebration...:)
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1 Comments:

Anonymous Charlotte said...

2011 was a watershed year for our LGBT community. We began the year with the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” that was finally certified in September. The summer brought marriage equality to New Yorkers and now there is a growing majority of Americans who are with us in overturning the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. This being an election year we have our work cut OUT for us with every major Republican presidential candidate now promising to enshrine hate in the U.S. Constitution with a permanent ban on marriage equality. Just remember what Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in her United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland stating, “Some have suggested that gay rights and human rights are separate and distinct but in fact they are one and the same. Like being a woman, like being a racial, religious, tribal, or ethnic minority, being LGBT does not make you less human. And that is why gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights." Now it’s up to us in 2012 to make LGBT equality happen.

December 31, 2011 at 7:17 AM  

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