Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

The Election Should Rally Gay Youth

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

The Election Should Rally Gay Youth

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Name: Nathan Julius

Age: 21

Hometown: Pullman, Wash

As I sit here writing this, America has just reelected a homophobic president, and 11 states have amended their constitutions to discriminate against same-sex couples. So what is a disenchanted gay boy to do? I've thought about moving to Canada, but I love the United States, and I want this country to do the right thing.

As a fourth-year political science major at Washington State University, I understand the gravity of this election, not only as a student seeking a job but as a gay man fighting for equality. I fear my equal rights are now a generation away. The feeling among my friends and classmates is one of loss, a slaughter of rights, and a demise of choice. In so many ways the things we have gained are facing doom.

So as gay and lesbian youth we need to take this negativity and start a modern gay rights movement. …

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