‘Enough is Enough’ 10 LGBTQ+ Elders Share Their Words of Wisdom

Author: Jeffrey Masters

“If you just step us back a few paces and look at the history of our movement, it’s a very short history. There there were things that happened before the 1960s, but really, what we call the LGBTQ community is really only about a half century old. So, we can look at this and we can think, Well, my goodness, the lives of the people we now call the LGBTQ have really been transformed in the last 50 years.

We’ve gone from a criminal class to largely accepted in most of the Western world, marriage equality, protection from any forms of discrimination, much less violence, no longer considered mentally ill. Our lives have really been transformed…One can only imagine how dramatically our lives will be transformed in the next 50.”

You can listen to the full interview with Cleve Jones here. 

Original Article on The Advocate
Author: Jeffrey Masters


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