The day has come!
Today is both National Coming Out Day and the National Equality March.
I shared my coming out story on my personal coming outaversary in July, but I have to tell you today: I’m gay.
Why do I have to tell you? Because I have to come out every day. If I want to be understood for who I am and appreciated for who I am, you need to know who I am. Honestly, until the day when I don’t feel like I have to, we won’t have equality.
That sounds quite idealistic; I know. That shows how important the issues we’re marching for are today. It’s going to be a long road until we are fully liberated in this society; in the meantime, simple legal equality seems so petty. I am astonished that we’re so far behind on the same issues we’ve been fighting for for several decades.
That’s why I’m marching today. I’m marching because there’s no reason we shouldn’t have full equality.
There was a great panel discussion on CNN last night about President Obama’s speech, and many of the panelists share my point of view. Check it out over at Pam’s.
Look forward to lots of wonderful profiles in my Faces For Equality feature. Please do what you can to support this march and this movement today and in the future!
As Cleve Jones and Sherry Wolf said yesterday:
We are not organizing to march. We are marching to organize.
It’s time we get our priorities in order.