I had no idea that being gay was not normal when I was little. I grew up in a large Black family in Washington, DC, on a steady diet of Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King and Jesse “I am somebody” Jackson. It was important to my family and community for us to always know who we were as Black people.
After students and alumni at Clemson University in South Carolina started a Change.org petition, asking Clemson football coach, Dabo Swinney to bow out of an upcoming anti-LGBT fundraiser, Swinney issued a statement indicating that he would be bowing out.
The votes have been counted and marriage equality is now the law of the land in Ireland. After historically high voter turnout, Irish voters approved a nation-wide referendum that added the following language to the constitution: "marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex."