Life takes its own turns, makes its own demands, writes its own story, and along the way, we start to realize we are not the author.
While we have come a long way since the Stonewall riots in 1969, we still have a lot of work to do. Too often, the issue of LGBT rights is exploited by those seeking to divide us. But at its core, this issue is about who we are as Americans. It's about whether this nation is going to live up to its founding promise of equality by treating all its citizens with dignity and respect.
The hope of a skinny kid with a funny name who believes that America has a place for him, too.
Look, Americans will go for leadership that makes sense. Our job, you know, as public officials, is not to put our finger in the air. Our job is to listen, and then lead.
Our environment is too important to neglect and it's time for the federal government to focus on real solutions and live up to their promises.