I remember when I first posted this photo, I was asked if it was photoshopped because it looked so unreal (it wasn’t photoshopped).
Here’s the post I wrote about the scene when it happened: The Stunned Silence in front of the White House in Rainbow Colors.
And by the way, the photo has also been published in two awesome books:
- Just Published In: POTUS Tweets Book
- Thanks for publishing my photo, in this lovely book: Gay & Lesbian History for Kids, by Jerome Pohlen
With regard to this particular article, which I enjoyed, I prefer to always broaden the question, from:
- “How far has the United States come since 2015?”
- “Is the 🌎 learning to ❤️ better?”
The answer to my question is an unqualified yes. And what else is someone who is glass 3/4 full going to say anyway… 🙂 .
Take a look at Capital TransPride (@DCTransPride365) from last year:
Take a look at Capital Pride this year (@CapitalPrideDC):
The facts are that more Americans know someone who is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, than at any point our history. Science demonstrates through many studies that contact with a person who is from a different group diffuses and reduces explicit and implicit biases, which is what can be seen to be happening. This is especially true in Washington, DC, with the highest percentage of LGBTQ human beings in the nation. What I say is that the future starts somewhere, and it’s usually here.
The purpose of the medical profession, and my generation of physicians specifically, is to ensure that all humans are able to achieve their life goals through optimal health, as their authentic selves. Any other way doesn’t work. And it doesn’t have to be any other way. We came to health care to change everything to the way it has to be.
Enjoy the photos (again). All are @CreativeCommons licensed as usual, the future shouldn’t be proprietary, either.
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.Thanks for publishing my photo, in this lovely book: Gay & Lesbian History for Kids, by Jerome Pohlen – Ted Eytan, MD
Today is the 3-year anniversary of Obergefell v. Hodges, the historic Supreme Court decision that legalized marriage equality in the United States.