Solidarity Pledge

I pledge:

I will work for civil and human rights for all people, including gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders, queers and intersex. Civil rights are not special rights.

I will seek to stop jokes and unkind language about anyone, including gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender, queers and intersex when spoken in my presence. Words that hurt and bigotry are not funny.

I will speak out against any slander, debasement, lies or dehumanization of anyone, including gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender, queers and intersex including when spoken by political or religious leaders. Violent speech leads to physical violence.

I will work to stop physical violence against anyone, including violence against gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders, queers and intersex. Violence against any person is violence against all people.