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LGBT Equality Caucus: We’re Making it Better

LGBT Equality Caucus: We’re Making it Better

 

Members of the LGBT Equality Caucus have recorded an It Gets Better video that aims to deliver a message of hope to LGBT teens that they can achieve their dreams.

Featuring the Equality Caucus co-chairs Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), and Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), the video sees each lawmaker talk about their experiences as out members of Congress and how they overcame fear of prejudice and harassment to achieve their goals.

While it is a marked shame that the video gives little attention to bisexual identity, the spirit of the video carries a hopeful message:

The LGBT Equality Caucus’ mission is to “promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality. The bi-partisan LGBT Equality Caucus will be comprised of Members of Congress who are strongly committed to achieving the full enjoyment of human rights for LGBT people in the U.S. and around the world. By serving as a resource for Members of Congress, their staff, and the public on LGBT issues, the Caucus will work toward the extension of equal rights, the repeal of discriminatory laws, the elimination of hate-motivated violence, and the improved health and well being for all regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.”

You can find out more about the LGBT Equality Caucus here.

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4:21PM PST on Dec 18, 2011

Together we can make it better.

12:22AM PST on Dec 4, 2011

Thanks for the article.

8:58AM PST on Dec 2, 2011

What has happened to Dawid? Usually he comments only on LGBT issues. Hmmmmmm must have changed his name.

2:51AM PST on Dec 2, 2011

Thanks for sharing.

4:17PM PST on Dec 1, 2011

I love you, Barney Frank!

1:41PM PST on Dec 1, 2011

Thank you for the article...

11:25AM PST on Dec 1, 2011

I love these videos!

9:17AM PST on Dec 1, 2011

I am with them with all my heart.

9:12AM PST on Dec 1, 2011

Long Live Gays!
Straights have so much to learn from them, tolerance, sensitivity and most of all plurality. We're all different, thank goodness!
ianfletcherif@hotmail.com Barcelona Catalunya

7:40AM PST on Dec 1, 2011

I keep hearing the message that "It Gets Better". What we need to hear is that people are making it better.

For this reason, I commend the Edmonton Public School Board (Alberta, Canada) for being the first school board in the prairie provinces for passing a stand alone policy to confront homophobia and for making LGBT positive resources available in schools.

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