Today is the 36th anniversary of the first March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. Approximately 100,000 people showed up to support equal rights for gay and lesbian people. This march made a statement because people cared enough to show up.
The gay community has made amazing strides in the last few years because people showed up. They came to rallies, they came to protests, they came to court. They showed up.
The picture for today's blog is from the first protest march I participated in, a march protesting the passage of Proposition 8, a ballot initiative that stripped the right to marry away from same-sex couples in California. Looking back, I wish I had shown up more often when I was younger, and had more time and energy.
Today's advice -- show up! It will make a difference!
I'm a gay father with gay sons. My mission is to work with the community to prepare them -- and other young gay men -- for a happy and successful life.