Sunday, December 01, 2013

Rosa Parks: Another One Of My Heroes

Last week it was Harvey Milk, this week it's my other hero, Rosa Parks.

Fifty-eight years ago today, on December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks refused to obey bus driver James Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. 

On this day, December 1, 2010, World AIDS Day, maybe we can take a page from Rosa's handbook, and as a community, of LGBT men and women, and LGBT-friendly men and women, refuse to take a back seat to anyone, anywhere, any time, ever, until we are all treated equally.

Thanks Rosa, for showing all of us how to take a stand.


the dogs' mother said...

I didn't realize that it happened before I was born.
Definitely belongs in your hero category :-)

mistress maddie said...

You gotta love a person with a big set of balls, and today, we are still thanking her and her courage.