“Hope will never be silent” - Harvey Milk
The horrible defeat suffered by the LGBT Community on November 4th has pushed me to a new level of political activism. In addition to supporting LGBT causes through change.org, I have become more active in my local community. I now participate in multiple LGBT advocacy groups in the San Francisco area, and I plan to volunteer at multiple organizations beginning in March 2009.
I have also become more aware of the news related to GLBT issues, and follow multiple GLBT publications on a daily basis. I think it is very important that our community be aware of the issues to fight the forces working against us.
I will never again be disconnected from the issues that face my community, and I will fight hard for my right to exist as an American citizen.