Time to vote

Time to vote

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OK, I believe this column is preaching to the choir, but we are days away from an election — an election that will in one way or another change America and either put our community on the road to equality or continue to take our rights away.

So please, for your community and for yourselves, please vote.

You might know of the pent-up anger that exists in this nation today, and you might feel that way yourself. You might believe that it will lead to a “blue wave” at the polls on Tuesday, but didn’t we believe that it was inevitable for Hillary Clinton to be elected? Didn’t we think a country such as ours would never elect a clown like Trump?

Didn’t the polls clearly state that Hillary would be our next president? Sometimes polls are wrong.

Do you know what else is wrong? Discrimination against our trans sisters and brothers, creating fear, caging children, sending an army of 5,000 soldiers to the border to frighten not the immigrants, but Americans.

The Republicans always use fear as a ballot-box tool. Think I’m overstating? Remember George W. Bush and how he fought marriage equality as his top issue for his re-election? Do you recall that it was the Republican plan to put marriage equality on as many state ballots as possible so Bush could come in and say how American family values are under siege? And good people know that a marriage is between one man and one woman?

Well, now they are doing it again —  and this time, abusing trans people and immigrants. You can fight back: Vote. 

Mark Segal, PGN publisher, is the nation’s most-award-winning commentator in LGBT media. You can follow him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MarkSegalPGN or Twitter at https://twitter.com/PhilaGayNews.

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