In addition to the Obama family and campaign celebrating their win, another community and campaign are celebrating theirs resulting in history being made again. When Obama was elected in 2008 as the President, history was made as he was the first black president to ever be elected. That history was repeated again last night, twice, as he was reelected to another term with the addition of 5 wins for the LGBT community which were highlighted today via GroupG3 CEO @MJDWarner who is very active, involved and reputable in the LGBT community.
- We defended marriage in Maryland and Washington
- We reversed a marriage ban in Maine, so it now has marriage
- We saved the senate majority in Iowa so marriage can’t be undone there
- We elected our first openly-lesbian US senator in Wisconsin
- Brian Sims being elected as the first openly gay legislator in the PA State Assembly
In addition to the 5 wins, I am also happy to announce 4 new LGBT members were also elected to Congress making it the largest LGBT contingent ever. With LGBT history being made during the 2012 election, I see this as only the beginning of our country becoming more accepting of the lifestyle and marriage equality issue. Many gay and lesbian public figures going public about their sexuality have proven this reasoning to be true resulting in others coming forward and becoming comfortable with doing so.
In closing, I raise my glass and say, I am proud to support the LGBT community. Don’t give up the fight for what you believe in and feel. Be strong and strengthen the voice as it goes global. Cheers to NOH8 as we continue to make a difference in the world and turn these 5 wins into more in the years to come.