We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth. — President Obama (Inaugural Speech, 2013)
- Our President mentioned women’s equality, racial equality, and queer* equality all in one sentence, without caution, with full support, and echoing the need to remember and push forward. Stonewall was mentioned in a presidential speech, an inaugural speech. I am - Wow. Thank you, Mr. President, for remembering so many of us today. — Rebecca, creator of KNOWhomo.tumblr
Inauguration Day, 21 January 2013
LGBTQ* Awareness Events Reminder
SPIRIT DAY - OCTOBER (Friday) 19th!
Day 14: Ally Week begins tomorrow! From Monday (October 15th) to Friday (October 19th) this week, GLSEN and students across the country will celebrate Ally Week, a week for students to identify, support, and celebrate Allies against anti-LGBT language, bullying, and harrassment in America’s schools.
Find out how you can take action today! There is a new action every day.
It’s easy! Simply take the pledge to “go purple” on October 19th as we work to create a world in which LGBT teens are celebrated and accepted for who they are. You can also download our Spirit Day resource kit, which has ways you can turn your community purple. Spirit Day participants can alsospread the word and tell their friends that they’re standing up against bullying.
Support LGBT youth and stand against bullying! When you text PURPLE to 80888, you are supporting the important work GLAAD, GLSEN and The Trevor Project do every day!
LGBTQ* Voting and Marriage Organizations You (Might) Want To Know
The Four 2012 — Counting down the days left to support marriage equality in the four: Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington (TheFour2012.com)
Register To Vote — RegisterToVote.Org
Absentee Federal Voting Assistance — Federal Voting Assistance Program
Find Your Voting Booth/Location — Vote411.org
LGBTQ* In Case You Missed It
Ellen’s audience gives President Obama a standing ovation
LGBTQ* Political Cartoons
‘Change’ comes in time? BY ROB TORNOE