I know Obama’s speech at the Human Rights Campaign’s Annual National Dinner got some attention from the press recently and I’m glad it did. Obama joked about Lady Gaga but really conveyed his support for marriage equality and other LGBT issues.
I must admit, although I know it’s all politics, it’s amazing to see such progress in the attitudes of some of our political leaders, including the President and Fist Lady Michelle Obama. I’m glad that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is done with and it is my hope to continue to see a change in the attitudes of our society towards the LGBT community in America and around the world.
Check out the video above. “…Every single American — gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, transgender — every single American deserves to be treated equally in the eyes of the law and in the eyes of our society. It’s a pretty simple proposition.” – Obama at the HRC’s Annual National Dinner, 2011.