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Put Your Paws up for Equality, We Were Born this Way

Post submitted by Adrian Matanza, Former HRC Regional Field Director

This weekend, Lady Gaga was on Long Island, New York at the Nassau Coliseum. HRC’s Little Monsters were out in full force making sure concertgoers were well aware of marriage equality for all New Yorkers. While many, if not all of the concertgoers were very supportive, it was important that we were out speaking to constituents, helping them contact their state senator.

With all the outreach we’ve been doing across Long Island, Lady Gaga’s last single, ‘Born this way,’ resonates in all our actions. From being visible on college campuses to speaking to supportive churches and congregations, the line, “It doesn’t matter if you love him, or capital H. I. M. Put your paws up, ‘cause you were born this way, baby” makes perfect sense.

Our organizers will be across the state at events just like this. To learn more about how to help make marriage equality a reality in New York, contact Adrian Matanza at

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