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WATCH: First Openly Gay Inaugural Poet Delivers ‘One Today’

Richard Blanco, who is openly gay and the son of Cuban exiles, was invited to compose an original poem to commemorate President Obama’s second inauguration. Here is video of Blanco sharing that poem, “One Today,” with the full text below.

Think Progress LGBT
January 22, 2013

Inaugural Prayer Marks Changed LGBT Rights Landscape

Rev. Luis Leon's closing prayer at President Obama's inauguration Monday was a strong call for fighting prejudice and "fear of those different than us" — and a sign of the success of the LGBT rights movement over the course of Obama's first term.

BuzzFeed Politics
January 22, 2013


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