Celebrating International Human Rights Day

By Rea Carey, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

As we celebrate International Human Rights Day, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the United States has much to celebrate. Yet every victory we achieve, makes clearer the inequalities that remain –­ the painful gap between progress and true freedom. Today, in 2013, we can still be fired for who we are and who we love. We can be separated from our families because of our broken immigration system. We can still be turned away at the polling station because of our gender identity and the color of our skin. We have much more to do, around the world and right here at home.