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A reminder that there is good in the world

There's so much ugliness and negativity out there, and the hate and evil and fear can often feel overwhelming, tiring, draining... But there remains light in the world, positive feelings, thoughts, things, and people - and that continues to give me hope. It's what keeps me realistic rather than pessimistic.

I admit without shame that tears came to my eyes as I read the Presidential Proclamation that was just released. Take a few minutes to read all of it at that link.


BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

The story of America's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community is the story of our fathers and sons, our mothers and daughters, and our friends and neighbors who continue the task of making our country a more perfect Union. It is a story about the struggle to realize the great American promise that all people can live with dignity and fairness under the law. Each June, we commemorate the courageous individuals who have fought to achieve this promise for LGBT Americans, and we rededicate ourselves to the pursuit of equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Every generation of Americans has brought our Nation closer to fulfilling its promise of equality. While progress has taken time, our achievements in advancing the rights of LGBT Americans remind us that history is on our side, and that the American people will never stop striving toward liberty and justice for all.



Thank you, Mr. President, and everyone who helped push this moment and announcement ahead. Bless.

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stompy_bigfoot
Jun. 1st, 2011 04:06 am (UTC)
thank god i supported him!
enigmaticblues
Jun. 1st, 2011 01:07 pm (UTC)
Now that just makes my heart happy.
windycitygirly
Jun. 1st, 2011 01:16 pm (UTC)
You just made me cry. For that I give you muffins.

slashscribe
Jun. 2nd, 2011 12:40 am (UTC)
:)

I know I don't talk to you all that much on here, but I saw this on my f-list and just wanted to say thanks for sharing-I hadn't seen it yet, and this is fantastic.
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