Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Take Action and Be Kevin Jennings' Friend

Kevin Jennings is a hometown boy made good.

Though Kevin wasn't born here, he grew up in Winston-Salem. He went on to found the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and is currently the Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education.

He's written six books on gay rights and education, and he won the Lambda Literary Award in the Children's/Young Adult category for his book Telling Tales Out of School.

In 2004, Kevin received the National Education Association (NEA)'s Virginia Uribe Award for Creative Leadership in Human Rights.

Of course, now that he's an openly gay man in a leadership position in the current executive administration of the country, anti-equality groups are slandering him something fierce. He's been accused of everything from child molestation to advocating murder. A few of them have apologized for some of the lies, but more of them are still propagating misinformation as part of political character assassination.

The mainstream press and gay bloggers have come to his defense, and now you can, too. Become his Facebook friend, or at least a member of the Support Kevin Jennings Facebook Group.

Kevin is a great educator and advocate for the LGBT community, and the opposition against him is nothing more than homophobia.

All it takes is a couple of clicks to show your support, and your virtual connection will make a real difference.

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