Watch: MSNBC and International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

LGBT Issues on MSNBC, Gabriel BlauI was honored to sit down with MSNBC’s Frances Rivera on May 15th to talk about LGBTQ issues and the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). WE had a great conversation, and an opportunity to remember that we have a lot to celebrate when it comes to securing lived and legal equality for LGBTQ people around the world, but also have a lot left to do. 2016 has seen more legal attacks on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans* and Queer people and their families around the US than ever before.

This also may have been the first positive use of the word “Queer” on national news?? I tend to stick to the usual LGBT when talking with the media, but instead I use what is more common for me: LGBTQ. When I was at Family Equality we changed all of our materials and language to add the Q. My only regret is not also including the I for Intersex. More inclusivity is better for all of us. You can watch below or see it on MSNBC.com.

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