Friday, December 25, 2009
Merry Christmas To Our Gay & Lesbian Troops
Thank you to our gay and lesbian troops who not only serve this nation selflessly and put their lives on the line, but also risk being tossed out of the military if they ever reveal the truth about who they are.
Thank you for keeping silent while those around you share their longing for wanting to see their loved ones at the holidays. I understand why you have to be careful about expressing that.
Thank you for feeling it important enough to give of your lives to this nation even though you know that you are treated like a second-class citizen, with no federal protection for your loved ones, and with the knowledge that they may be shut out if something happens to you in battle.
Thank you for your bravery and courage in the face of war from without and war from within.
Have a very Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and Happy Kwanzaa, and know that there are those of us who will never stop fighting for your right to be treated with basic dignity and respect.
(note: I discovered the above ribbon sticker at Cafe Press. If you would like to contact that person to get one for yourself, link to the address here.)