In solidarity with those on the National Equality March, here is a poem by Audre Lorde:
Bicentennial Poem # 21,000,000
the boundaries of my nation lie
but when I see old movies
of the final liberation of Paris
with french tanks rumbling over land
that is their own again
and old french men weeping
hats over their hearts
singing a triumphant national anthem
My eyes fill up with muddy tears
that have no earth to fall upon.
May there someday be a land where transgender, queer, lesbian, heterosexual, gay, bisexual and asexual people *all* feel welcome and safe; and may there be fewer muddy tears there and everywhere.