To achieve change on behalf of the LGBTQ community, it's going to take all of us doing everything we can. The civil rights struggle of the 60s wasn't won by African-Americans sitting on their duffs and hoping someone would get around to working on their issues. That leads me today's challenge: What have you done for the hate crimes legislation (that's currently in front of the Senate) lately?
One example is Bilerico Project contributor Rev. Irene Monroe. Rev. Monroe appears in today's USA Today on an advertisement sponsored by the National Black Justice Coalition, Human Rights Campaign, and Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. The ad is meant to counter the recent spate of anti-hate crimes lies perpetuated by the religious right.
See the ad after the jump. If Rev Monroe can do this much, what can you do? Have you called your senator to let them know you want the Matthew Shepard Act passed? Time is running out - the vote will happen this week! Click here to find your Senators' e-mail addresses and phone numbers - and then do both!