Every year when September 11 comes around I still to this day get a lump in my throat and a knot in my stomach thinking about the fear all those “angels” in the air and on the ground must have felt before they lost their lives. And it makes me almost wish the scumbag terrorists survived so we could tear them apart piece by piece. Barbaric maybe so, but well deserved.
Anyway one of the hero’s on flight 93 which crashed in a field in Pennsylvania, was Mark Bingham, a gay man who along with the other brave passengers, rushed the cockpit to take down the terrorists and stop their evil plan and save countless lives.
In the years since that horrific day, Marks Mother Alice Hoagland, has worked as an advocate for the LGBT community in honor of her son. She is also part of a doctumentary being worked on about Mark’s life called “With you”. The film is not yet finished and producers are asking for donations to complete it. You can donate here.
Alice has written an Op-ed on how far we have evolved on the rights for the LGBT. Here is an exert.
On this anniversary of September 11, 2001, I’m grateful to reach out to all who’ve heard Mark Bingham’s story and are drawn to his simple message of bravery and love. Being Mark’s mother has been in turns difficult, frightening, whimsical, beautiful and downright fun. Mark taught me, by his example, simple profound life lessons.
He demonstrated love, loyalty, and courage throughout his brief life, and especially in the manner in which he died: alongside newfound friends, fighting bad guys, against impossible odds.
There is much at stake for us in the upcoming election. I’m pleased that the president who ordered the takedown of Osama bin Laden is the same man who has — using his word — “evolved” to the point that he, and now the Democratic Party, proudly include marriage equality in their platform. I am sorry to learn that the Republican candidate doesn’t believe in human evolution – Darwinian, or Obamian.
Can read the entire piece here.
Trailer for “With You”. I will say although some parts are not that easy to watch, the film is inspiring and needs to be finished. So if you can, please donate.
Lastly, to all the victims of September 11, 2001 we will never forget…