All physicians are at some level health activists – by definition they have to be – and I have spent time with leaders across many different health movements, from civil rights, environmental stewardship, metabolic health to name a few.
In each of these places a conclusion I hear very often is that the LGBTQ rights movement is arguably the most successful social movement of our time.
The people and places that are a part of this movement are among the most prolific leaders I have ever met, establishing success across health, economics, and policy.
As Jerome Pohlen stated so well in his book (see: Thanks for publishing my photo, in this lovely book: Gay & Lesbian History for Kids, by Jerome Pohlen):
First, the LGBT community has never given up on a struggle, even if it took decades to achieve. And second, in the end, they always win.
It’s what happens in the future, where we live 🙂 .
Congratulations to the evening’s honorees, Sarah McBride (@SarahEMcBride) and the Obama Adminstration, with award accepted by Valerie Jarrett (@ValerieJarrett) who are pictured in the photos below, along with other heroes, Ruby Corado (@CasaRubyDC), Bianca Rey (@BiancaRey), and the teams from @CapitalPrideDC and @DCTransPride365.
Also noting, that National Center for Transgender Equality (@TransEquality) took the time to cater non-diabetogenic food with plenty of healthy fats. They put more caring into the health of their attendees than I see at most health/medical conferences. As I’ve said previously, sometimes the patients are right, and all we have to do is listen.
As usual, all photos are creative commons licensed, feel free to use and enjoy.