Tuesday, January 22, 2013

"Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall"

The pomp and circumstance of politics can be needless trifle. But they can also serve as a clarion call to our future. So yesterday, when President Barack Obama mentioned “gay” for the first time ever in a presidential inaugural address and made a commitment to the rights of LGBT, women, immigrants and more, it was definitely not trifle. While last inauguration the president expounded on the hope and change he envisioned for our country, I now feel that hope and change is fully in our grasp in his second term. Has it been perfect? It never is. Will it be hard? Almost everything worthwhile is. Our journey is not complete, but at least we’re on our way. From Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall. We’ll get there together.

p.s. Beyonce. Damn. Drop the earpiece is the new drop the mic.

p.p.s. SGALGG: Queen B meets FLOTUS Edition.


Kristan Hoffman said...

The New Yorker had a great piece on the significance of his remarks: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/01/americas-most-important-gay-rights-speech.html

Anonymous said...

I was in the crowd watching it live with my girlfriend and we nearly keeled over from the surprise. And then all around us a wave of cheering and flag waving.