Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My Pledge

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The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.
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I have always cared very deeply about those less fortunate or disenfranchised by way of their race, status, age or sexual orientation. With that in mind - my pledge is to work with Straight for Equality and any organization that will help further the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT) individuals. Some of the exact same narrow-minded arguments that were used to keep blacks and others in a lesser status - not many years back - are now being used again against this (larger than you know) group of people. This world will be a much better place when there is equality for all.
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The First Annual Straight for Equality Awards Gala:
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On Thursday night, February 5, 2009, in New York City’s Times Square, PFLAG and Straight for Equality will make history by hosting the first annual Straight for Equality Awards Gala. At this event, we take time to honor and celebrate a few straight allies that embody the values of PFLAG and Straight for Equality. This year, we are proud to recognize:
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· Dr. Maya Angelou: Straight for Equality in the Arts & Humanities
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· Sigourney Weaver: Straight for Equality in Entertainment
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· Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole: Straight for Equality in Education
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IBM: Straight for Equality in Business
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With:
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Soledad O’Brien: Emcee
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J.T. (Ted) Childs, Jr.: Gala Chairman
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Judy Reyes: Auctioneer
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7 comments:

Melissa said...

Good for you! I'm so inspired and encouraged by everyone's pledges - they're as diverse as the people making them!

Linda Lou said...

I have a gay sister AND a gay brother, so this is a cause I have great interest in. I wish I could be there in New York to be part of it. Thanks for letting us know about this.

Sabina said...

Thanks Melissa and Linda Lou. I am inspired by everyone's pledges as well!! I would love to see the energy this country showed in the election turned into good will towards others!!

:)

Beaux Mondes Designs said...

Hi Sabina,
As a gay man, I thank and appreciate your pledge to support the fight for equal rights for all. I believe its straight voices like yours that will have a greater impact in educating the public about the inequalities against the LGBT community. Your post assures me that there are people out there that still care. Thanks again.
xoxo

Pieceful Afternoon said...

What a wonderful pledge - and wonderful organization. Makes me so proud of you!!

Julia said...

Thanks for sharing this! So inspiring..what a great cause/organization

Momma Chae said...

COOL!!

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