Although DADT is dead, DOMA still looms over the lives and love of these families who have served our country. Discrimination still occurs in little and big ways, like the denial of a lesbian’s spouse into a military spouse group seen HERE. America’s soldiers still are not equal in all ways, and it is our job as citizens to ensure them not just fair treatment, but the same freedoms we seek as a whole in the LGBTQ community.
“Gay people are born into and belong to every society in the world. They are all ages, all races, all faiths. They are doctors and teachers, farmers and bankers, soldiers and athletes. And whether we know it, or whether we acknowledge it, they are our family, our friends, and our neighbors. Being gay is not a western invention. It is a human reality.”
“It takes no compromising to give people their rights. It takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no survey to remove repressions.”
Harvey Milk, in a 1973 speech during his first unsuccessful run for supervisor
Happy birthday Harvey Milk! He would’ve been 82 today. Let’s keep his legacy alive and support the foundation created in his honor.
It’s time for the gay community to put their money where their mouth is. See which companies support your rights, then spend away.