Rights that hetero couples take for granted are hard-won and precious for same-sex couples The time is right, so I want to share something that illustrates the importance of equality and equity in general, and Pride month in particular.
As some of you may know, my dad is gay. He came out in the late 1990s. He met his future husband, Troy, in 1999. They initially lived in Arkansas and then moved to Dallas, Texas.
As one might expect, neither of those states were exactly friendly to the LGBTQ community. As an additional factor, Troy is African-American.