Friday, June 26, 2015
I'll be fifty-two come July, and in my lifetime who I am has been a secret, a shame, and a crime. It has also been a joy and a blessing. Better than thirty years ago, I fell in love with a dark, handsome man. We've been together ever since and in that time we have, together, been a secret, a shame, a crime, a joy and a blessing. Together, we have witnessed the world change, and we have done our small part to change it. We have changed and have been changed by being together. No secret now, no shame. We ceased to be criminals just in 2003. Just today we were acknowledged to be equal before the law by a majority decision of the United States Supreme Court and the President of the United States.
It is a GOOD day.
To all who came up with us, to all who came before and to all who fell along the way, thank you. To all those still working, still marching, still fighting and dying, take heart and thank you too. To any who may feel otherwise than glad today, you may take your own time, but not mine. Today is a GOOD day, and I have no time for anything but joy, and pride, and the renewal of hope. Today, it is good to be a citizen of the United States of America.
May there be many more for us all.