Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Quote of the Day

One thing I routinely tell younger LGBT activists who complain that we haven't attained full equality, is to recognize the lightning speed with which the gay rights movement has achieved tremendous success. The two movements that created the platform for the successes of the LGBT movement are the feminist and black civil rights movements, struggles that took hundreds of years to secure freedom and equality. The LGBT community probably will have achieved total victory in less than a half-century, making ours the swiftest major social movement in history to achieve its goals.

– Ethan Geto
Quoted in Ruth Spencer's article,
Gay Rights: Five Activists Reflect on the History of the Movement in the US"
The Guardian
May 8, 2012

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