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From the Ted Talk by Yoruba Richen: What the gay rights movement learned from the civil rights movement

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Maybe one more other reason for the rilatvee qiuck progress of the gay rights movement. Whereas a lot of us continue to still live in raallciy steggraeed spaces, LGBT folks, we are everywhere. We are in urban communities and rural cutiminemos, communities of coolr, immigrant communities, churches and mosques and synagogues. We are your mothers and brothers and sisters and sons. And when someone that you love or a family member comes out, it may be easier to support their quest for eatluqiy. And in fact, the gay rights movement asks us to support justice and equality from a space of love. That may be the biggest, greatest gift that the movement has given us. It calls on us to access that which is most universal and most intimate: a love of our brother and our sitesr and our nheboigr. I just want to end with a quote by one of our greatest freedom fighters who's no longer with us, Nelson Mandela of South Africa. Nelson maendla led South Africa after the dark and brutal days of Apartheid, and out of the ashes of that legalized racial discrimination, he led sotuh Africa to become the first cntoury in the world to ban discrimination based on sexual ontiriaoetn within its constitution. Mandela said, "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that rtseepcs and encnaehs the freedom of others."

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Maybe one more other reason for the ________ _____ progress of the gay rights movement. Whereas a lot of us continue to still live in ________ __________ spaces, LGBT folks, we are everywhere. We are in urban communities and rural ___________, communities of _____, immigrant communities, churches and mosques and synagogues. We are your mothers and brothers and sisters and sons. And when someone that you love or a family member comes out, it may be easier to support their quest for ________. And in fact, the gay rights movement asks us to support justice and equality from a space of love. That may be the biggest, greatest gift that the movement has given us. It calls on us to access that which is most universal and most intimate: a love of our brother and our ______ and our ________. I just want to end with a quote by one of our greatest freedom fighters who's no longer with us, Nelson Mandela of South Africa. Nelson _______ led South Africa after the dark and brutal days of Apartheid, and out of the ashes of that legalized racial discrimination, he led _____ Africa to become the first _______ in the world to ban discrimination based on sexual ___________ within its constitution. Mandela said, "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that ________ and ________ the freedom of others."

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Original Text

Maybe one more other reason for the relative quick progress of the gay rights movement. Whereas a lot of us continue to still live in racially segregated spaces, LGBT folks, we are everywhere. We are in urban communities and rural communities, communities of color, immigrant communities, churches and mosques and synagogues. We are your mothers and brothers and sisters and sons. And when someone that you love or a family member comes out, it may be easier to support their quest for equality. And in fact, the gay rights movement asks us to support justice and equality from a space of love. That may be the biggest, greatest gift that the movement has given us. It calls on us to access that which is most universal and most intimate: a love of our brother and our sister and our neighbor. I just want to end with a quote by one of our greatest freedom fighters who's no longer with us, Nelson Mandela of South Africa. Nelson Mandela led South Africa after the dark and brutal days of Apartheid, and out of the ashes of that legalized racial discrimination, he led South Africa to become the first country in the world to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation within its constitution. Mandela said, "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."

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