As we approach the end of 2014 we are reminded of the eventful year that our LGBT community has had. We made tremendous strides & have now secured marriage equality in 35 states & the District of Columbia. However there are still 15 states & US territories where gay & lesbian couples are not protected & their families are subjected to discrimination hardships just because of who they love. In 2015 our New Year's resolution is to continue to do everything we can to ensure that our LGBT families & community are honored & protected. We won’t stop until federal marriage equality laws are passed & enforced in all of the USA. Once we achieve this we must continue to fight for full equality because as you know once we can legally marry we can still be fired from our jobs in many states that still allows our LGBT community to be discriminated against in the workplace. So when you make your year-end gifts to nonprofits make sure that you generously give to LGBT organizations that are continuing to fight for your equality.
So our wish in 2015 is to create a world where LGBTQ youth are safe in school from being bullied, employment protections for our LGBT community throughout the country, LGBT elders can thrive, we finally secure greater legal protections for our transgender community, a higher quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS & we succeed in fighting attempts to add exceptions to anti discrimination laws that affect our LGBT community. If you want to help make this all a reality for our LGBT community we suggest you send your checks to GLAD, the Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, the architects of gay marriage in America. Or click on our Equality Store link & support our work by buying a mug or tea shirt...:)
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LISTEN: Kate Clinton's 2014 LGBT Review & 2015 Forecast
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