It's important to be able to affirm ourselves as having certain basic human rights regardless of our sexual orientation, race,
color, creed, cultural or ethnic origins.
As a lesbian who has been out for over 37 years, I have come to understand the need for each of us to exist in Dignity and
Twenty-five years ago I had the privilege to be a featured performer as part of Hartford, Connecticut's
first Lesbian-Gay Pride Day March and Celebration! We all knew, as we took to the streets and stood on the stage that day
that we were taking a tremendous risk. Our numbers were few in comparison to the many hundreds and thousands who typify today's
Pride Marches! But each of us understood, as it is so even
today, that for each of us making a stand that day, there were hundreds of thousands more who could not yet be visible - to
protect their jobs, their children, their partners, themselves. We knew we were marching for all of us. It was an exciting
It takes no less courage to stand up and be counted today. Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgendered Persons are still working
for equality where we work, where we live, where we worship (as we choose). Today, more than ever, we must stand together
in Unity, not just amongst ourselves, but as a key component of the Human Family.
I offer these links and resources that they may be a beginning for my LGBT family, wherever they are in their own sense of
self-discovery or affirmation. Thanks! Deb
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