We’re Back at the Starting Line

I don’t want to see business as usual.

The Castro explodes, Saturday, November 7th — Image / Bradley Roberge

This weekend’s election results were a massive sigh of relief. We have spent most of this year trying to normalize our fears, anger, and anxiety. As the country celebrated President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s win, we all felt the immense weight of the past four years start to float off our backs. After a grueling campaign, the voters have made their choice. Even if someone is throwing a tantrum about conceding, we won’t know the finalized election results until January.

I want to send out a huge thank you to everyone who worked so hard to get out the vote, volunteered, and phone banked, to those who protested, marched, and rallied. You are the ones that helped turn this election around.

It was a record year for LGBTQ candidates running for office in states across the country. And the wins were big! We will depend on them to bring change, and they will need our support to make sure that happens. I don’t want to see business as usual; I want to see rainbow flags flying proudly in front of every City Hall in America.

So, once again, we are now back at the starting line. Allow yourself a moment to rest and recharge. Because when it’s time to get back to work, we will need to hold all of our elected officials accountable. I know the cards are stacked high against them, especially when you have a bunch of fools not playing by the rules.

We must continue to support the BLM movement, demand that the children separated from their parents be reunited, and demand equality for our LGBTRANSGENDERQIA brothers and sisters. The list of work to do is long, and the fight will be an uphill hike in high heels.

“If you feel passionate to fight for equality after the election, there are plenty of national and Bay Area organizations to get involved with.” Nastia Voynovskaya KQED

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