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OBAMA INAUGURATION SPEECH GAY RIGHTS
Pass The Torch... And The Ritalin: Keeping Focused On LGBT Equality
Broadway performer and writer
Why, not even 24 hours after the most powerful man in the free world mentioned the Stonewall riots and gay rights in his inaugural speech, did some people come down with a crippling case of selective amnesia and focus on the alleged lip-syncing of a disco diva?
President Obama's History-Making Gay Rights Inaugural Speech
Queer Voices Editor-at-Large, The Huffington Post
By referring to the Stonewall riots in the same sentence as Seneca Falls and Selma, Obama put the LGBT rights struggle within the context of the great civil rights movements in American history. When the first African-American president says that discrimination is discrimination, that is profound.
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