This Pride Month, 2018, let us speak of liberation
I am a proud warrior for social justice.
I’ve been at it for most of my life.
I am not nostalgic for the gay and feminist movements
of the late 20th Century.
I see these movements as unfinished business.
The Civil Rights Movement is not over.
To paraphrase Hillary Clinton:
The civil rights of people of color are Human Rights
The civil rights of women are Human Rights
The civil rights of LGBTQ people are Human Rights.
The Civil Rights of Immigrants are Human Rights.
The right of equal access to schools, housing and medical care
are Human Rights.
We seek the liberation of all human beings from all forms
This Pride Month, 2018, let us speak of liberation.
Let us unite with people of good will regardless of race, creed, gender,
gender identity, sexuality, religion, and political affiliation; let us unite to
liberate ourselves from the stifling oppression of a corrupt and toxic patriarchy.
(c) Rob Goldstein 2018