Well, it’s not news by now, but I still couldn’t be more thrilled to report, as today was to be the first post of mine for the WOW Report, that I have some good news to start with… REALLY good news. Where do you go for a visual for such good news, if not a rainbow flag waving in front of The Monster? Across the street to the Stonewall Inn, natch. Just now, every news organization you can think of (didn’t see FOX, come to think of it) had their cameras pointed at the venerable old façade, now a historic landmark. On the (high) heels of Gay Pride here in New York City, and just two days shy of the 44th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. It seems fitting. I decided to ask my old pal, the talented actor/writer and tireless activist James Lecesne, co-founder of The Trevor Project, what he thought today means: “When I was a teenager, the message was clear – loving someone of the same sex was considered a mental illness, a crime, and a sin. Marriage wasn’t anything we even dreamed possible. And yet, we all continued to love and to dream. Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court overturning DOMA sends a powerful message to every young person that their dreams, no matter how seemingly impossible, CAN come true and their love matters in this world.” What he said.
And this, Facebook post from my openly gay Congressman, Sean Patrick Maloney; “I just called Randy to congratulate him on the Supreme Court ruling and, well, choked up. Guess I didn’t really believe until right now — after 21 years and 3 kids, we can be married legally under federal law. God bless America!”