This video makes my 30 years of LGBT activism worthwhile: a gay marine couple who are out, happy, & being themselves
While it is never easy being different, this gay marine couple has found a lot of acceptance in the Marine Corps since DADT was repealed, which me makes happy. Just notice the smiles on these two guys and the chemistry between them: they feel good about their connection and lives.
My dad served in the Marines in the 1950s and raised my (gay) brother and me not to complain about the way things are, but to make the world a better place through our own creativity and hard work. So, in addition to my career, relationships, and family connections, I have been LGBT activist who has been involved in most of the gay rights battles of the last three decades -- raising $, writing letters, creating and leading gay organizations, campaigning for candidates that support me and my rights, tweeting, etc. It has been a long and, often, difficult journey. But it also has been a great privilege -- and tons of fun -- to fight for and, increasingly, win more freedoms for my community and myself.
Thanks to Russ and Matt for sharing their openness, good energy and their activism, reminding me how far the LGBT movement has come since I came out in 1982. Bravo!