Just a few short days ago we all believed we were on the verge of ushering in a new era of equality – filled with hope and promise. But in a crushing blow, we find ourselves in a very different place, experiencing a rush of emotions.
I know many of you are having trouble putting your feelings into words – many of us are heartbroken, stunned, angry – and for many, even scared. But to every LGBTQ person across this nation feeling disheartened and questioning if you have a place in our country, know this: YOU DO.
It will take time to fully process the outcome of this election, and the enormous challenges we now face. But one thing is certain, we must move forward with greater strength and resolve than ever before. And we must do it in locked arms together. We must stand together and keep a check on the tyranny that Trump promised to bring to this country. Stand up for what we believe in.
Today is Veterans Day. Since the founding of this country veterans have fought against tyranny to make us all safe. They have fought to make the world safe for democracy. Let’s not let democracy slip through our fingers.