ACLU of Wyoming Launches LGBTQ Online Advocacy Campaign
June is Pride Month, a time to commemorate the Stonewall riots -- a catalyst for the gay rights movement -- and to recognize the impact LGBTQ people have had in the world.
But the ACLU of Wyoming says Pride should also serve as a reminder that there's still work to do in regards to LGBTQ equality in the state.
That's why the organization has launched an online advocacy campaign to honor the lives and legacies of LGBTQ Wyomingites who are devoting their time to make the Equality State a better place for their peers.
"According to the Movement Advancement Project, there are nearly 15,000 LGBTQ people living in Wyoming," said Adam Jorgensen, Communications Associate for the ACLU of Wyoming. "We’re introducing you to just a few."
The campaign features Cheyenne residents Cameron Smith and Rev. Hannah Roberts Villnave as well as Jess Fahlsing of Laramie. Their stories will be told on the ACLU of Wyoming’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and at https://www.aclu-wy.org/lgbtqa.
"We hope people are inspired to take action after reading their powerful stories," said Jorgensen.
The campaign also asks people to take action and get involved with the ACLU of Wyoming as it works to protect and promote the rights of LGBTQ Wyomingites.
"Our goal is to ensure that LGBTQ people in Wyoming can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association,” said Jorgensen. "There's no room for hate in this state."