Two years ago today, I published my first post on this blog. In the months since, I have marveled at how many people I have met as a result of my efforts. I’ve spoken to numerous reporters about issues concerning the LGBT community, most of whom found me by way of this blog. Some of the resulting articles appear here and here and here and here. In January of this year, this blog became available for the Kindle device. That was exciting.
I’ve enjoyed the thoughtful comments posted by my readers and the many e-mails I have received with feedback on specific posts. It has been a rewarding journey.
In two years, so much has happened in the LGBT world that it almost makes my head spin. Same-sex marriage became legal in a few more states (although California took the right away after the fact and Maine never allowed it to begin), and other states enacted civil union laws. DOMA and DADT have been challenged. Some states have added protections for LGBT citizens to their statutes and there have been numerous conflicts between the so-called family values groups and lawmakers over LGBT issues. If you’re new here, I invite you to go back through the archives to see for yourself just how much has happened since I published that first post in 2009. It’s been quite a ride for the LGBT community, to be sure.
As I embark on year three of this blog, I’m excited to know that the LGBT world will continue changing and growing for the better. I’m thrilled that I will be able to post on the many triumphs that the community will celebrate — and a little sad that I’ll also have to post on some defeats. I’m an eternal optimist, however, so I’m sure I will be posting far more often about triumphs!
Last month, I celebrated the second anniversary of my other legal blog, Attorney O’s Midnight Musings. Two years really does go by quickly!
A heartfelt thank you to all of my loyal readers and a great big welcome to anyone reading today for the first time. I look forward to another year of authoring the Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law blog.
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