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Amimnoch

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
Home country: United States
Current location: Houston, TX
Member since: Tue Jul 3, 2007, 06:34 AM
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A heart felt extra thank you to our Transsexual, loud mouth queens, and militant lesbians.

I'm sitting here tonight both exhilarated, and terrified of the cases going before the SCOTUS tomorrow, and reflecting on just how much things have changed for us in just the last 8 years, and over the course of my 44 years of life on this small round rock that we call home.

There's been so many people, groups, and organizations that have helped us get to where we are today with our rights, but looking back, there's 3, often highly underappreciated groups that have really born the brunt of our fight for equality, more than a few in each group who have died to get us to where we are today.

I want to thank our Transgender community.. our beloved transsexuals. Always so vocal, always so outspoken, and in every fight always in the front of the battle lines.. spiked heels in hand and refusing to be silenced. I seriously doubt we'd be anywhere near where we are today without their zest and drive.

I want to thank our politically active queens. You know the ones I'm talking about, the ones who never even knew what the closet was, except for the place they keep their grand outfits. The ones who stood side by side our Transgender and lesbian communities. Our Harvey Milks.. who would also never be silenced.

I want to thank our militant lesbians. Our muscle, who likewise could always be found at the front of our battle lines, screaming down the homophobes at the rallies, making sure our voice was heard.

Like I said, there's so many more who deserve special thanks.. our allies, the Hollywood machine.. but really without these 3 group, probably more than anyone else, I have no doubt in my mind we would not be where we are today.
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