I am a student of politics, and an activist every now and then. One rising star, or maybe she has already risen, is political commentator Rachel Maddow. I love her show on MSNBC, and the fact that she is an OUT lesbian is just icing on the cake.
A recent interview with her is here:
As a transgender person, I cannot help but be active in the struggle for civil rights and non-discrimination for trans people, and also for the entire LGBT community. We are all brothers and sisters, and MLK jr said many years ago, that "injustice anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere."
I would urge the readers of this blog to participate in social justice somewhere. It could be at a women's shelter against violence, or at an AIDS hospice, or a homeless shelter or an advocacy group, but DO social justice. If you cannot volunteer, give donations! Find where your passion lies and volunteer and help make the world a better place.
Did not Obama say "be the change you need to see in the world". Maybe that wasn't him and I am attributing every change quote to him? Oh well.