2016 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton made another display of solidarity this week with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community by penning a beautiful letter to the lesbian couple featured in her campaign announcement video.
Kassie Thornton and Christy Spitzer opened their mailbox this week to discover the letter from Clinton, which thanked the pair for their involvement in the video and for their involvement with the lives and struggles of queer youth. Spitzer was a producer on MTV's "It Gets Better" specials, programs that enhanced the visibility and stories of young LGBT individuals.
"It's not every day that you open your mailbox to find a letter of gratitude, love, and support from the potential first female president of the U.S. We felt so honored, touched, and downright humbled," Spitzer and Thornton told The Huffington Post. "We are blown away that she is a heartfelt supporter of the 'It Gets Better Project,' and is aware how important their powerful message is. The organization does positive things for many young people all over the world!"
The couple was especially moved by Clinton's well wishes for their upcoming nuptials. Spitzer and Thornton told The Huffington Post they "hope she can come celebrate our love and future with us and our loved ones," joining another same-sex couple featured in the announcement video in inviting Clinton to attend their wedding.
"For Ms. Clinton to thank us for being part of her video announcement and to know that we are getting married [in June] is just unbelievable," Spitzer and Thornton said. "Simply amazing!! Like screaming out loud amazing! We hope she can come and celebrate our love and future with us and our loved ones! And we hope she uses her plus one wisely!"
According to NewNowNext, Spitzer and Thornton met four years ago while both living in New York City. Did you miss the original announcement video featuring the happy couple? Check it out below.
About the It Gets Better Project:
The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them. To learn more please visit www.itgetsbetter.org