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42, Pride

Words aren’t coming easily to me this morning. Tears are. Chills are. Smiles are. I’ve grown up in the gay rights movement. Literally. 42 years ago drag queens burst forth from a bar on New York’s Christopher Street demanding fairness. About the same time in Dallas, I burst forth from a woman named Gay Wright (no joke) demanding love. Life came full circle last night as I stood with my partner Chef outside Stonewall celebrating a hard fought battle for fairness in love—marriage equality for gays and lesbians.

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Queer Tweets

Last night I truly felt the power of the Twitter revolution. And for me, it was lavender hued. Like thousands of others, I waited anxiously for the New York legislature to take a vote on marriage equalityI turned to Twitter and the community tagging their discussion #NY4M—and what I got was a wealth of information from citizen journalists and non-profit professionals reporting live on the ground and in the balcony, as well as thoughtful and witty insight from thousands of others nervous and anxious just like me.

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