We often owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to those brave souls who came before us. Their actions paved the way for our future success. This is true of any movement focused on civil rights. "Holding the Man" focuses on two men who fall in love in the mid 70's. As their relationship blossoms, they defend themselves against close minded parents, a society that doesn't understand, the AIDS crisis, and the normal rigors of any partnership. As the credits rolled, I was overcome with emotion. I couldn't help, but look at my partner and thank those who came before us. We've never had to defend our relationship with anyone. In this brave new world, I hope we never will.
Be good to each other,