President Obama’s inauguration was groundbreaking for a number of reasons, not least of which for its explicit mentions of the LGBT community. Here are three key moments from Monday’s events that were in themselves little pieces of history.
1) Richard Blanco’s Moving Poem
Poet Richard Blanco was ticking boxes all over the place on Monday when he became the youngest ever poet to deliver an inauguration poem, as well as the first openly gay person and the first Hispanic person to recite verse at a POTUS inauguration event. It wasn’t just Blanco’s personal identity that made his appearance at the inauguration particularly remarkable, however. It was the breadth of the poem he delivered that spoke to the idea of equality for all that conjured a tone that seemed to permeate the entire event.
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