I just finished watching the recent speech that Hillary Rodham Clinton gave in Geneva to the United Nations.
This has to be one of the most inspiring speeches, not just about LGBT rights, but the realization that “gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights.” as Clinton states in her address.
We have come a long way, not just as The United States of America, but as a global community who’s understanding that my rights are your rights and your rights are mine.
We are reaching the dawn of a new generation where equality will surely be a fight of the past, and our children’s children will look back and think, “Oh my. I can’t believe the world was that way.” I know when I think about the Civil Rights Movement, it makes me absolutely disgusted that my own country would treat its own citizens that way. The same applies to the LGBT community of today.
It is disgusting that the rights of those people who teach us, care for us in the hospital, defend our supposed “freedom” here in this country, cannot live their lives the way they deserve to.
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You may or may not know about what I do other than spend my nights online and going to school. I work for an awesome AWESOME company called LUSH. We sell handmade cosmetics made from all natural products we collect from around the world.
LUSH is known for not testing on animals, and their amazing products rangin from bath items to skincare to haircare. LUSH also is always actively involved in environmental awareness campaigns and animal welfare awareness.
For the first time ever, LUSH is taking a bigger stance for the human race in the fight for marriage equality. LUSH is partnering up with the organization Freedom to Marry which is leading a campaign to overturn the disciminating Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). They are traveling the country educatiing people from state to state about why marraige matters to same-sex couples and their families.
There are currently 1138 rights denied to same-sex couples.
I am writing this for a few reasons:
#1) I am so honored to be working for a company that believes in love for everyone and anyone, regardless of sexual orientation/preference. LOVE IS LOVE PEOPLE!!!!
#2) On Saturday June 18th at 11:38 am at LUSH srores across North America, we are asking couple to come out and kiss in support of marriage equality and signing postcards telling the government to end the discrimination against same-sex couples.
#3) We are also going to be selling a limited edition bubble bar called Freedom Foamer in which all proceeds will be going to Freedom to Marry and help them with their campaign costs.
So…….your job now…… Come on down to a LUSH near you to show your support by signing our postcards…and take a flier for our Kiss & Tell event which is this coming Saturday June 18th 2011. Visit me at LUSH 240 Powell St. San Francisco CA