I am so proud to know that Erin Williams is giving the LGBT community a big shout with his support of the gay marriage initiative in New Jersey. It’s folks like him that keep me optimistic for this sweeping the nation.

Williams recently wrote on PFLAG’s national blog about his experiences growing up in North Carolina:

I am a 76 year old racial, “Segregation Survivor”. When I was born in North Carolina, I was born amidst a legislative, historical and cultural environment that believed that my race that I had nothing to do with, justified my second class and segregated status. The New Jesey Legislature has the opportunity to eliminate second class and segregregated (sic) status for persons whose sexual orientation from birth is same-gender loving.

Way to go!

Head over to PFLAG’s blog to read the rest . . .

Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.