Blake High School of Silver Spring, MD is receiving the Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Education Network’s (GLSEN) inaugural “Gay-Straight Alliance of the Year” award. Blake just also happens to be where Liz, our production assistance, graduated from high school. Way to Blake!
“Young folks who marched and mobilized and stood up and sat in, from Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall, didn’t just do it for themselves. They did it for other people.
That’s how we achieved women’s rights, that’s how we achieved voting rights, that’s how we achieved workers’ rights, that’s how we achieved gay rights, that’s how we’ve made this union more perfect.
And if you’re willing to do your part now, if you’re willing to reach up and close that gap between what America is and what America should be, I want you to know that I will be right there with you. If you’re ready to fight for that brilliant, radically simple idea of America that no matter who you are or what you look like, no matter who you love or what god you worship, you can still pursue your own happiness, I will join you every step of the way. “” —
- Barack Obama
Barnard College Commencement 2012