Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
OpEdNews Op Eds

"Gay people aren't broken and don't need fixing"

By       Message James Nimmo     Permalink    (# of views)   1 comment

Related Topic(s): , Add Tags
Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

Author 2624
- Advertisement -
OGLPC's Tyson Award for 2007 -- Bob Lemon
- Advertisement -
(OKLAHOMA CITY)  Mr. Bob Lemon, a staunch Oklahoma Democrat and devoted supporter of LGBT equality, was named the recipient of the 2007 Margaret Tyson Award given annually by the Oklahoma Gay and Lesbian Caucus (OGLPC) (http://www.oglpc. com/).
The award is given to an outstanding individual who has demonstrated long term commitment to the furtherance of LGBT equality under the law, and who is a role model for changing public opinion.
- Advertisement -
The award was a complete surprise for Mr. Lemon but he was not at a loss for words.  "Gay people aren't broken and don't need fixing," he said in defiance of the notion that LGBT citizens are second-rate Americans in need of counseling.
Mr. Lemon also had the honor of reading to the crowd of enthusiastic listeners a Legislative Proclamation recognizing LGBT Pride events in Oklahoma City issued by Senator Andrew Rice and Representative Al McAffrey, both Democrats in their first term of office and firm believers in our LGBT equality.
Mr. Lemon is also a front-line supporter of Oklahoma Stonewall Democrats,(www.okstonewall. org) the LGBT voice of the Oklahoma and National Democratic Parties, with chapters in all 50 states and Washington, DC.

James Nimmo, treasurer/moderator
- Advertisement -
Bravery need not require threats to life and limb;
it requires the moral engagement of the mind. 
www.okstonewall. org


- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

James Nimmo is active in progressive issues and believes no one should be denied their equality because of the accidents of birth and circumstances.

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Related Topic(s): , Add Tags

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Hall-la-lou-lou-ing for Oklahoma's Senator Tom Coburn: Congress's Worst Person?

Oklahoma's Bigot-in-Chief has Learned Nothing in 10 years

How to Spell Equality? I before E except after C. L before G except Before B?

Catholic Church Expanding Beyond Roe v. Wade

Homo-Hater's Hubby Gets Outed in Phone Call

Forced Off the Edge of Life's Road