September 2018 Posts

Even experienced political commentator and television host Rachel Maddow is overwhelmed these days with the rapid fire news being reported every single day.

All around us, every day, we are hearing about human and environmental rights being threatened: groups of people being targeted, abused and used as political pawns; stories of sexual assaults; stories of trans members of our community being killed. The list goes on. Absorbing all of this news can be difficult. And, being an activist during these times can mean experiencing an even higher level of stress and anxiety.

On September 21, 2015, I stood in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House, and looked around. I was at the White House Bisexual Community Policy Briefing, and I was feeling a mixture of pride, acceptance, validation, and visibility.

How incredible and inspiring was it that the Obama administration was supporting and honoring my community with a day of discussion, information, and celebration?

Those days seem hopelessly gone, as the existence of LGBTQ community (including our rights) have been removed from the consciousness of this administration.