Coretta Scott King, 1927-2006

“I still hear people say that I should not be talking about the rights of lesbian and gay people and I should stick to the issue of racial justice. … But I hasten to remind them that Martin Luther King Jr. said, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” ~Coretta Scott King (1927-2006)

The funeral for civil rights leader Coretta Scott King was held today. I had the chance to watch some of it up in the PRIDE! office in the University Center. Needless to say, little ole’ gay boy here couldn’t hold back the tears.

Four United States Presidents were present today, along with a host of Senators, Congressman, foreign dignitaries and diplomats and yup… you guessed it: The leaders of America’s largest LGBT civil and human rights groups.

Human Rights Campaign Executive Director Joe Solmonese, The National Black Justice Coalition Executive Director Alexander Robinson and The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Matt Foreman joined in celebrating the life of one of America’s greatest, strongest and most gifted and celebrated leaders and heroes.

Mrs. King, despite pressure not to, supported LGBT rights and equality. In her mind, gay and lesbian people were just like her and you and any other American. Equality is Equality and it is meant for all.

I would also like to share a quote, stated by President Clinton at the funeral: “The difficulty of success does not relieve us of the obligation to try.”

Great quote. Great quote… and oh so true.

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2 Responses to “Coretta Scott King, 1927-2006”
  1. tay hota says:

    dead on.. thanks for the post…

  2. Samantha says:

    Coretta Scott King was a wonderful woman and remarkable individual. It was hard for me to hold back the tears yesterday, (I let you cry them for me dear).

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