I 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.