Bil Browning

Colorado's Gay Speaker of the House

Filed By Bil Browning | November 11, 2012 3:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Colorado Speaker of the House, learning disability, Mark Ferrandino

"I told myself I wasn't going to cry, but as a kid growing up in New York who had a learning disability, who was in special education, who struggled a lot, a kid who was picked on, called names, to be where I am and have your support, that is awesome; it is humbling,"

-- Newly selected Speaker of the House for the Colorado state legislature, Mark Ferrandino, speaking to other Democratic legislators immediately following his selection. He is living proof that if you try hard enough, you can accomplish anything. He is the first openly gay Speaker in state history.


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