I Give A Damn

by Dian Reid-Jancic· Follow Dian on

This morning I joined We Give A Damn because some things just feel right.

As I sit here and write this, here’s what I give a damn about:

The equal right to marry. The right to equal tax benefits. The right to equal health benefits. The right to equal education. The right to equal housing. The right to equal jobs.

The right to equal living.

Gay, straight, bisexual, lesbian, transgendered, and everyone in between. We’re all human. One group of us is not more or less important than any other. One group of us does not deserve more or less rights than any other. One group of us does not have the right to discriminate against any other group (except in the states where they do).

We are one. It’s about time we started acting like it.

I love being an American. I’m proud to be an American woman. And I’m proud to be an out lesbian.

I joined “We Give A Damn” because I, too, believe in equality. I believe in doing something rather than just talking about it. I believe there are more ways to contribute to a cause than handing over cash. I believe in being human. I believe in forgiveness. I believe in compassion. I believe in me and I sure as hell believe in you, because I believe in we.

Please check out We Give A Damn and look deep into your heart to see what you have to contribute to the wellbeing of all of us.

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  • Great campaign, about which I’d never heard! Thanks for bringing my attention to it. xo

  • Thanks for sharing this, Dian – like Emma, I’d never heard of it – SO glad you passed this on. What a great message in those short words: I Give a Damn! I do!!!

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