We Are

We are Allies.

We are mothers and fathers teaching our children to love and accept each other’s intrinsic humanness. We are sisters and brothers holding the hands of our siblings with great pride in who they are. We are co-workers who want to see our colleagues treated fairly, free from bias and discrimination. We are young and old who believe that we live in the land of the free, where all people are created equal. We are clergy and missionaries shepherding our congregations to welcome everyone into their hearts, openly and without judgment. We are veterans who have fought for the freedom of others across the ocean and who will continue to fight for basic human rights on our own native soil. We are citizens who believe in everyone’s right to pursue their own happiness.

We are Allies.

From Stonewall to the demise of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) to Marriage Equality, we are the family and friends of Harvey Milk, Marco McMillian, Matthew Shepard, Ebony Whitaker and Amanda Gonzalez-Andular. We are following in the legacy of other great Movements: Abolitionist, Women’s Suffrage, Eastern European Liberation, Farm Workers, Feminist, Womanist and Civil Rights. We have joined others already engaged in this fight.

We are Families. We are Friends. We are Co-Workers. We are Communities. We are  Allies…because nothing is more important than our humanity.

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