Sunday, November 27, 2011
In the grand scheme of things, this is a battle that's been fought for as long as I can remember. In the '50s and '60s, it was the Civil Rights movement. That torch was passed on to the Women's Rights movement. And, here we are today. Same fight; new warriors. (well, on one side of the battle, at least. If you look deep enough, I'm thinking you'd see the same core institution on the OTHER side of the battle in all of these cases. Makes you wonder...)
This battle for acceptance, gay rights, gay marriage, tolerance, ending gay teen suicide all fits under one big rainbow-colored umbrella. Our army has some strong leaders. Fighters. When you have a 14-year-old openly gay student taking on the school board, that's a fighter!!
In seeing and listening to young people like Graeme Taylor gives you the sense that, through the darkness, there really is a bright light at the end of the tunnel. The message here for young people is it can and will get better if you just hang in there. Pass it on.