I had the honor of attending today's signing ceremony for the legislation repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell. Several other Bilerico Project contributors were there too - so many, in fact, that it got dizzying to keep turning around and hugging each one.
But the part that really made my head spin was watching our President speak about the LGBT community and knowing that this time - this time - it wasn't lip service. We weren't added to another bill that would pass in spite of our inclusion. The President demanded this legislation, led the military to support it, our community orgs finally came together, and Congress passed a bill that was solely for the benefit of gays and lesbians. We were not an afterthought. We were the main attraction.
After the jump I've put a few of the photographs I took at the ceremony. Poor Joe Mirabella flew in from Seattle just to cover the event for us and less than 24 hours later is back in the air winging it home. I'll leave it to him to cover the event for you in detail; I just wanted to share some of my pictures and the video of the ceremony.
I witnessed history being made today. I wish all of you could have been there with me.