A friend sent this link to me (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=217875731774) and I found it very informative, because I didn’t even know there were all of these restrictions for LGBT people in the United States of America. It’s funny we say “United” when things like this divide us all. Check out what Brian Elliot has to say below and join this Facebook site. You can also find more information on his website Friendfactor.org. Find out what you can do to make positive change in America. Spread the word!
Dear friends, (and particularly my straight friends)
You may not know this, but I am not a full citizen of this country–nor are the millions of other gay Americans like me. I can be legally fired in 29 states for being gay, legally evicted from my house in over 30 states, barred access to the military and its government benefits, and restricted from getting access to the 1,100+ federal privileges that our government gives married couples. It’s hard to believe that in our country, we all don’t have the same legal rights and protections.
These inequities scare me, because I want to have a family someday. Unless we change these laws, my family won’t have the same rights as the family that raised me, or as many other American families. How is this possible? How much longer will I have to wait?
We can and must change these laws. This year, please help give me–and millions of LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bi Trans) American–equal rights.
Please show your support for my 100% equality by joining this group and by inviting your friends. I’ll keep you posted on how you can help me and other LGBT Americans gain full equality in the upcoming year.
Thanks for your support!
LET’S SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE WE CAN GET TO JOIN THIS GROUP BY DEC. 31, 2010!