“We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths –- that all of us are created equal –- is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth. It is now our generation’s task to carry on what those pioneers began.”
- President Barack Obama, 2013 Inaugural Address
Recently, a group of former and current Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender appointees came together to brainstorm fun and productive ways to stay connected beyond President Obama's terms. We're calling this network LGBT44 and through it we plan to find formal and informal opportunities for community building, professional development, and career advancement.