World AIDS Day
I woke up at 4AM today. Still recovering from the jet lag from the Paris trip (more on that later I promise). I got up, turned the Mac on and started to get my blog fix. My first stop was Joe.My. God and I had forgotten it was World AIDS Day. But Joe didn't forget.
And I cried. And it would be the first of many times I choked up today as I read story after story about AIDS.
I fled the gay blogs and went to one of my favorite Episcopalian blogs who was remembering the death of Harvey Milk 31 years ago and I watched this:
And there is hope. Hope for the fight against AIDS. Hope for the fight against discrimination, intolerance, and violence. Hope for a better tomorrow.
And today there was a small sliver of that hope shining here in DC when the City Council voted to approve same sex marriage.
And there was a sliver of that hope shining in Clevelan, OH where their City Council voted to approve a transgendered rights bill.
And there was a sliver of that hope in Massachusetts where the Episcopal Bishop authorized the clergy in his diocese to solemnize marriages for same sex couples.