The past few days, with the passing of Nancy Reagan, I was contacted by the local and national media to share some reflections on the extraordinary lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. The media obviously knew that I served in leadership positions with the U.S. Conference of Mayor's when Ronald Reagan was President.
This election cycle, it took Nancy Reagan 's death, ironically, to get a discussion going among the candidates about an issue important to LGBT people. But there's more to talk about on that issue -- actually talk, beyond the position papers -- and there are more issues affecting LGBT people to have a dialogue about.
Earlier today, my friend Nancy Reagan joined her husband in their adjoining gravesites at the Reagan Library. United in death as they had been throughout their long and happy marriage, Nancy and Ronnie were two film actors who played out their lives on a much more exciting world stage than Hollywood.