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Friday, June 26, 2015

Marriage Equality: LGBT Pride 2015

Amazing Colossal Mayor De Blasio Leads the March
New York City Pride Day is on Sunday, the birthplace of the modern LGBT movement, commemorating the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. This year, in particular, we have so much to celebrate!

In 2013, President Obama boldly declared that June was officially Pride month and that the LGBT community's struggle for equality needed to be addressed.

Well, at last, it seems it's all not been in vain. Recently, NYC granted landmark status to the Stonewall Inn, where it all began. And this morning came the news that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-gender marriage nationwide. A victory! Excellent sense of timing; gay people always knew we could depend on the Supremes.

The struggle continues, of course, as bigotry will continue. Nonetheless, the importance of this decision in immense. The gay community is thankful for our straight friends and allies who have supported us, been there for us and with us, and marched with us in the parade. We are one.

Amazing, I was born at the right time to be swept up in history and caught up in a movement that meant personal liberation for me in the end. It liberated me to be who I am in many ways, not just my sexuality. And, for that, I am eternally thankful.

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