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Celebrate Equality! Work Like Hell for Justice! International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

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Huffington Post
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May 17, 2013

IDAHO is a day to remember that there are countries throughout the world where well-meaning people are being told that LGBT people should be rejected by their families, given shock treatment, converted to fundamentalism, imprisoned or even executed. There is work to do!

IDAHO is a day to remember that if we can tell our story and be fairly certain that we will not be imprisoned, executed, raped or beaten, then we need to stand up and be the voices for our brothers and sisters who live in fear for their lives. There is work to do!

IDAHO is a day for faith leaders to preach the core message of the Gospel: Love God and love your neighbor. There is work to do!

Rev. Nancy Wilson, Moderator of the Metropolitan Community Church, celebrates how far LGBT equality has come, but urges us to look at the places where homophobia and transphobia are still rampant.