Best of 2013: Greatest accomplishments for LGBT community

marriage-equality-infographicThanks to a lot of work on the part of the LGBT community and their allies it became a lot harder to pass or uphold homophobic legislation in 2013.  The Human Rights Campaign has set up a rather inspiring page called Best of 2013.

I modified one HRC infographic and included it above because even though I am concerned about many issues that impact the LGBT community here in the US, marriage equality has been a rallying cry for our community ever since it was first made legal in Massachusetts in 2004. With the ten year anniversary of that landmark decision approaching this May and many other states contemplating legalizing same sex marriage no other LGBT issue will be more discussed this year.

When states like Utah start performing same sex marriages (as they did in December 2013), you know you’ve hit the tipping point. It should be interesting to see how other states with marriage bans fare in 2014 and what other strides and accomplishments will be made. I know I’m greatly encouraged by the progress, and I hope you are too.  If this sort of thing is of interest to you, be certain to check out some of the other ‘accomplishments’ on the HRC page, Best of 2013.

Happy New Year

3 responses to “Best of 2013: Greatest accomplishments for LGBT community

  1. I agree with that – calling it gay marriage serves to make it a separate category, versus saying marriage equality makes everyone realize it is just ushering in much-needed equality.

    I’ve always been curious, Rob, are and Sergio married, and if not, then, why not? That was one of the first things my [now] hubby and I did after moving to Mass.

    • We are not married. We’ve been together 15 years as of this month. Maybe we will some day. Hard to say. It was never anything I aspired to do. Congratulations on getting married BTW.

  2. Thank you for using the term marriage equality – sadly the media remains focused on calling it “gay marriage” – just as offensive as the term, “negro rights,” widely used in the early 1960s.

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