Why I am protesting the Obama/Boxer Reception #getequal #lgbt #dadt

Why I am protesting President Obama

Together with my brothers and sisters, I am protesting at the Obama/Boxer reception in Los Angeles today.

I am protesting because while I volunteered for, voted for, and still believe in Obama, I also believe is time to repeal don’t ask don’t tell.  

I am protesting because my friend Dan Choi, who has risked his life for our freedom, and who still dreams of serving this country, is now being denied that right because he is gay. 

My LGBT brothers and sisters have dreams of serving their country in the military but they must choose between living their dreams or living their truth.  

Certainly, President Obama, understands that this discrimination is wrong. 

It is time to end Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. 

As Obama himself said “It is the right thing to do.”

People’s dreams are being deferred. And you know what happens to a dream deferred. It curls up like a raisin in the sun. 

I dream that not another moment will pass, not one more moment, without every one of us having full equal rights. Full equal rights are denied to ALL LGBT Americans. 

I dream that we all have the same opportunity to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  But we do not. Our dreams are being deferred and our rights are being denied.  

It is time to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. 

I am somebody and I deserve full equality now. 

Dan Choi is somebody and he deserves full equality now.

All of my LGBT brothers and sisters deserve full equality now.

Repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. 

Its the Right thing to do.

Get Equal.

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