Video I love: A hero named Philip

Once a week, I post a video I’ve seen recently that I’m loving. So here’s this week’s Video I love …

A man named Philip once fought for the country he loves. Now, he fights for equal rights for one of his four sons. It’s a beautiful speech. If you haven’t seen it yet, please take a moment to watch.

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“The woman at my polling place asked me do I believe in equality for gay and lesbian people. I was pretty surprised to be asked a question like that. It made no sense to me. Finally I asked her, ‘What do you think I fought for in Omaha Beach?'”

Philip Spooner, an 86 year old WWII veteran

Now, that’s a hero.

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Sloan Parker

Quote I love: One from me today … gay is good

Once a week, I post a quote that I’ve read/heard recently. So here’s this week’s Quote I love …

One from my own life …

My partner and I were driving along the other day when I saw a huge rainbow. Rainbows amaze me. Such beautiful, colorful phenomenons of nature that reoccur with the same colors over and over. And a thought came to me. Rosie told me it had to be my quote of the week.

“Rainbows are God saying … gay is good.”

Sloan Parker

What about you … Is there anything you see from nature that makes you smile? Comment below or send me an email. I’d love to hear from you.

Quote I love: We are diminished if …

From an article titled: Utah paper rejects same-sex wedding announcement

“At the end of the day, this is not about their editorial pages or the opinions of their columnists,” Robinson said. “This is about the celebration pages reflecting the community, and a community is going to have people from many very different walks of life. We are diminished if our stories are put aside.”

Rashad Robinson
GLAAD’s senior director of media programs