We are ecstatic to learn that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” a 17 year old policy that prohibited gays and lesbians to serve openly in the US military has been voted to be repealed by Congress today. This achievement is important, not only to those in the military, but to all of us. We truly believe that as our government starts to acknowledge that we are equals and should be treated as such, most of society will as well. Be proud of who you are, what you can do, and the side of history that you are on. We urge you all to do some research, find out if your Representative or Senator helped in the repeal, and call and leave them a message of thanks. It is through a joint effort of our politicians, our advocates, and our hope that we have made an impact.
This is what it feels like when love wins. It does get better, and we’re glad you were here to see this day with us.