Reasons to Have Pride in 2012, Part 1

We came out, we saw ourselves in media, and we conquered hearts and minds in the last year. From major wins to small victories, here is the first of four parts of 181 reasons to feel proud of not being straight and narrow.



Because our fight is their fight

In 2011, Dustin Lance Black’s play 8, based on transcripts of California’s historic marriage equality trial, was performed in New York with Larry Kramer sharing the stage with Matt Bomer and Cheyenne Jackson. In March a similar production took place in Los Angeles and attracted a megawatt class of equality-minded heavyweights such as George Clooney, Brad Pitt (pictured below), Martin Sheen, and Jamie Lee Curtis. “It’s a great privilege and a great responsibility,” Black said of his work on the play. The American Foundation for Equal Rights, which sponsored the federal case challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8, presented the event with Broadway Impact and raised more than $2 million to continue the fight for marriage equality.