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Stephen Answers 7 Questions
Stephen Ira (mattachinereview.tumblr.com)
By the way, he is a fellow Nerdfighter!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HARVEY MILK.
(May 22, 1930)
“Somewhere in Des Moines or San Antonio there is a young gay person who all of a sudden realizes that he or she is gay; knows that if their parents find out they will be tossed out of the house, their classmates will taunt the child, and the Anita Bryant’s and John Briggs’ are doing their part on TV.
And that child has several options: staying in the closet, and suicide. And then one day that child might open the paper that says ‘Homosexual elected in San Francisco’ and there are two new options: the option is to go to California, or stay in San Antonio and fight. Two days after I was elected I got a phone call and the voice was quite young. It was from Altoona, Pennsylvania. And the person said ‘Thanks’.
And you’ve got to elect gay people; so that thousands upon thousands like that child know that there is hope for a better world; there is hope for a better tomorrow. Without hope, not only gays, but those who are blacks, the Asians, the disabled, the seniors, the us’s; without hope the us’s give up.
I know that you can’t live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living. And you, and you, and you, and you have got to give them hope.”
This is not a LGBTQ* related post. I just wanted to tell all of you how amazing, intelligent and thoughtful you are and that I notice it every time we interact with each other. You are phenomenal individuals and I know through our communication and brief dialogues that there is a silver lining to the arrogant and apathetic culture we seem so often to be surrounded by.
Thank you for always being a healthy reminder to me to always push a bit harder than the day before. More so, thank you for always being so inspiring on the days I don’t want to push harder.
Keep On, Keeping On