That her birthday will always be one day after the observance of Pulse is what reminds me that in a world of evil, hope is born again.
During Pride this year, as many members of the LGBTQ community prepared to party as a sign that we would not be silenced by the shooter who targeted a gay club in Orlando, you had a job to do. Thank you.
We must not cancel any plans that we had to celebrate Pride. In fact, invite more people. Make our numbers bigger. Let's double the size of every Pride celebration for the rest of the year, holding hands with our friends, family, partners, spouses, children and allies.
On the one hand, boycotts from major corporations and artists can be a great showing of solidarity. On the other hand, I questioned how thoughtful some of the boycotts are, and if there's a stronger way the boycotters could show allyship to the LGBT community.
As hard as President Obama and his Administration have worked to expand opportunity and make this a more equal country, these accomplishments would not have been possible without the advocates, allies, activists and ordinary people doing extraordinary things, to change our culture every single day.
Part of the "humor" in these forms of digital activism is that these guys are so straight that no one would ever actually think they are gay. In doing so, they actually shore up heterosexual privilege -- albeit in a new and unorthodox fashion.