As we grow near to the end of the calendar year, TSM is getting ready to post the Hero of the Year Award and the Bigot of the Year Award. As usual, we are calling for nominations.
Our Hero is a person that has fought for civil rights and social justice and has demonstrated a great amount of courage over the course of this past year, such as Elizabeth Warren who earned last year’s Hero of the Year Award. The person nominated for this honor should be someone who stands in solidarity with marginalized communities and stands up for the rights of the LGBT community, for women, and for people of color.
Our Bigot is the person who has consistently demonstrated behavior that works against civil rights and social justice. This person actively practices homophobia, misogyny, and classism. John Boehner certainly earned this dishonorable award last year as he abused his power in the house and led the team of obstructionists.
Sadly, we have had a year chock full of bigots–an embarrassment of riches, so to speak.
TSM readers, chime in and let us know if you are willing to be thanked publicly for your nomination.
Warm regards and I stand in solidarity with marginalized populations,