Glimmers of hope like this show up every once in a while.
A gay NJ high school couple’s prom date has gone viral on Twitter, catching the attention of ABC7 New York, who spoke with Theodore Vidal about he and his boyfriend Colin Beyers’ stroll on the Seaside Heights boardwalk last Friday.
Did you know that hate crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are on the rise?
I just watched a really powerful video that I think you should see – Judy Shepard’s story of losing her son to hate violence and fighting for a federal hate crimes bill to give LGBT Americans the protections they need and deserve and to honor his memory. I hope you’ll watch it and then send a message to your lawmakers to pass that bill, which is up for a vote in the coming days.
Congress is taking action on the bill now – but right-wing lawmakers are trying to derail it. There’s no time to waste. We can’t let the forces of discrimination prevail on this one.
Judy Shepard speaks with strength and eloquence. I hope her words will move you to send a strong message to your representative. Click the link to watch and then take action.