Celebrating LGBTQ History Month: June 28, Our Allies

28 Jun

Thank You Allies

Today I would like to honor and pay tribute to all of the allies of the LGBTQ community.  Not just the vast number of allies I know, but organizations like PFLAG, the NAACP, neighbors, families, and all the heterosexuals that stand with us in solidarity.

In a time in our history when Presidential candidates have signed a pledge to discriminate against all LGBTQ people, it takes great courage and integrity to stand with us and demand we all be treated equally. It is time to say a huge Thank You to all of you that believe in civil rights and basic human rights.

Thank you all!

It it not easy to interrupt discrimination, but we must!  Because the LGBTQ community has so many overlapping identities, we must stand united when we work to stop the intersections oppression–when we work to stop homophobia, racism, transphobia,ageism, and misogyny.  Today I honor and thank you all.  “We Who Believe In Freedom Cannot Rest Until It Comes.”

6 Responses to “Celebrating LGBTQ History Month: June 28, Our Allies”

  1. prideinmadness June 28, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    Toronto Pride Parade is on Sunday 🙂 I’m excited!!!

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt June 28, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

      You are such a wonderful ally! Thank you!

      • prideinmadness June 28, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

        My pleasure! If you’re a person then you deserve the best! (Unless you’re a meanie!)

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt June 29, 2012 at 6:32 am #

        I love your authentic social work voice!

      • prideinmadness June 29, 2012 at 6:38 am #

        Why thank you!

        I saw a picture posted on FB, I think from Wipe Out Homophobia, of Anne Hathaway talking about how people need to stop thinking it’s great the she’s an ally to the Gay community. She said something like how she supports the community because they are people and that is enough for her to stand by them. I thought it was a great point and one that I had never thought about directly.

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt June 29, 2012 at 6:41 am #

        Thank you for sharing that! I will have to go and look for the Hathaway quote.

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