Progress All Around

Things are getting better for the community of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender, Queer and Intersex – and now we also know why this usually goes as lgbtqi.

President Obama is showing himself from a very pro-lgbtqi angle by publishing his agenda for lgbt rights. As Care2 points out, he has done many outstanding commitments to the community like hosting the “first ever LGBT Pride reception at the White House” or repealing the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell – policy.

What is even more important, he has been advocating LGBT-equality at the UN: He said in a speech: “[N]o country should deny people their rights because of who they love, which is why we must stand up for the rights of gays and lesbians everywhere.” Keep going!

Sometimes, in the middle of day-to-day struggle for equality we are not aware of how things are actually getting better. A Decade of Progress on LGBT Rights is a report which helps us to see “dramatic gains made in the U.S. from 2000 to 2009”. So are for example “14 States outlawing discrimination based on gender identity” now where only 1 did so in 2000. Nevertheless, there are still many fields where improvement is needed like HIV and Aids. But there is progress.

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2 thoughts on “Progress All Around

  1. Sometimes when we are focused on our destination it seems that we still have very far to travel, and in this frame of mind we may overlook the individual steps we make. Each step is necessary though, each step is an accomplishment, each step strengthens the foundation of shared human respect, dignity, and peace that will be felt in future.

    • I like your positive comment Rob. We should always be more conscious of the good aspects, of the little success stories, of the changes which did occur. It is on us to keep on pushing the world into that peaceful world you are describing.

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