Monday, August 17, 2015

We will miss Julian Bond

Saturday night, a wonderful man and a legendary activist passed away.

Civil rights legend Julian Bond went home to his reward at the age of 75 after a lifetime of activism and standing up for justice.

The following video gives a wonderful view into his life:

There were so many things to admire about Julian Bond. However for me, it was the fact that he wasn't just an ally of the lgbt community, he was the epitome of a perfect ally. He never allowed himself to be dragged into the black vs. gay quagmire of nonsense. Rather, he spoke about the commonality of dignity, respect, and the right of self-determination which both communities strive for and are entitled to:

1 comment:

Erica Cook said...

I remember when I read that the NAACP had voiced support for the LGBT civil rights movement. It meant so much to me to know that the people who began this fight for civil rights counted us as well. I've always believed that every group who enjoy civil rights protections owe a debt to the original civil right's movement. If it weren't for them the women's rights would have never had a footing, nor would the disabilities act, or protections for indigenous persons, or any other civil rights protection. We are simply the present group to enjoy the benefits of their efforts. We won't be the last either.