Tuesday, October 12, 2010

National Coming Out for Equality Day

**I did not write this post...I blatantly copied and pasted it from Christine and I think you should too
and so should your friends
and so on and so on and so on...

Did you know?

You can still be fired from your job in most states, simply for being LGBT, and have no legal recourse — because currently, no federal non-discrimination law protects LGBT Americans.
This is unacceptable to me.
More than 86 percent of LGBT students report being verbally harassed — name-calling, threats, etc. — at school.

This is unacceptable to me.

Most people do not realize that the "Defense of Marriage Act" actually denies LGBT Americans more than 1,100 benefits and protections. That includes their entire household. Children.

This is unacceptable to me.

Many, many people do not take the time to know or truly understand what it is like to be LGBT in in this country, and to work and raise a family. Regardless of their religious beliefs, they are uninformed on the details and implications ... the horrific lack of service and compassion and love.

This is unacceptable to me.

For more information, go to the Human Rights Campaign web site, or find your favorite gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual friend ... and just ask them.

Then listen.