More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Statement by GLAAD President on the Rev. Robinson’s Participation in Inauguration
GLAAD's President, Neil G. Giuliano, made a statement about the selection of the Rt. Reverend V. Gene Robinson to deliver the invocation at the opening celebration of the Presidential Inauguration:
President-elect Obama has made an excellent choice with the selection of Rev. Gene Robinson, and the broadcast will allow millions of people worldwide to participate in this historic event.
Rev. Robinson represents an incredible voice who has made great strides toward encouraging LGBT inclusion in faith communities. By featuring an openly gay faith leader, Obama is sending a strong message about the importance of truly inclusive faith voices that can move us away from exclusion and division and toward the common ground we share.
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