Today, San Francisco, New York, and Chicago along with many other US cities, are taking to the streets for some of the biggest gay pride celebrations in the world to commemorate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.
In a statement earlier this week, California Governor Jerry Brown acknowledged the country’s founding commitment to equality.
”Our nation was founded on the principle of equal rights for all people, but the fulfillment of this promise has been long in coming for many Americans. Some of the most inspiring moments in our history have arisen from the various civil rights movements that have brought one group after another from the margins to the mainstream of American society.”
California has been a leader in the gay rights movement and there have been many wins…but there is much more to be done. Thankfully, there are people like New Yorker iO Tillett Wright, who began a brilliant art and awareness campaign designed to uncover the humanity in every one of us, regardless of our sexual orientation.
A beautiful film, for the cause of our times. Please watch and share.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal
- United States Declaration of Independence