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Stand for Equality This LGBTQQIAAP Pride Month

Stand for Equality This LGBTQQIAAP Pride Month

Let’s celebrate equality this LGBTQQIAAP Pride Month.

June is LGBTQQIAAP Month, a month dedicated to educating the public about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, allies, and pansexual communities.  This month-long celebration is held to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan and now encompasses various events such as pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposiums, and concerts throughout the country.  In honor of this Pride Month, let’s get inspired by these quotes from the LGBTQQIAAP communities.

“Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it’s a good place to start.”—Jason Collins, first openly gay athlete in U.S. pro sports

“When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.”—Barack Obama

“Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?“—Author Ernest J. Gaines

“I believe that no one should ever have to choose between a career we love and living our lives with authenticity and integrity”—Out & Equal Executive Director Selisse Berry

“All of us who are openly gay are living and writing the history of our movement. We are no more – and no less – heroic than the suffragists and abolitionists of the 19th century; and the labor organizers, Freedom Riders, Stonewall demonstrators, and environmentalists of the 20th century. We are ordinary people, living our lives, and trying as civil-rights activist Dorothy Cotton said, to ‘fix what ain’t right’ in our society.”—Senator Tammy Baldwin

“I’m living by example by continuing on with my career and having a full, rich life, and I am incidentally gay.”–Portia DeRossi

“I think being gay is a blessing, and it’s something I am thankful for every single day.”—Anderson Cooper

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”—Harvey Fierstein

“We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity.”—George Takei

Join us at  The Maria Sanchez Show as we celebrate equality and inclusion this LGTBQQIAAP Pride Month.  Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown.  Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

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