Speech to Text for National coming out day
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today is national coming out day á a day dedicated to raising awareness of civil rights for the lesbian á gay á bisexual and transgender community. kimt news three's deedee stiepan is finding out how people in our area are using this day to continue fighting for equality. while a lot of progress has been made when it comes to lágábát rights.. there continues to be strong response from groups (against those rights and that has many in our area concerned about the future.. something else fueling fear within the lgbt community is the current political leadership and recent appointment of brett kavanaugh to the supreme court á which is likely to confront a range of lgbt issues as early as the coming term. i sat down with the chair of southeast minnesota diversity services who says now more than ever á they need "to fight for it, like i said just go show up be seen and let them know "hey i stand for my brothers and sisters and my rights as a human being," even if you are straight because being there and just fighting the day is enough." southeast minnesota diveristy services is currently working to build more lgbtq resources in the rochester area something thanks deedee. today marks the 30th anniversary of national coming out day.