Dr. Bernice King, the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has not exactly been supportive of the gay rights movement in the past to say the least. So when she spoke at Atlanta’s MLK Day Rally Dr. King surprised the LGBT members of the audience when she included the LGBT community in her speech.
In a passionate, sermon-like speech about building unity, King said she didn’t care if people were Hindu, Buddhist, Islamist, were from the North side or the South side, were black or white, were “heterosexual or homosexual, or gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender” — that all people were needed to create unity.
It’s wonderful to see the daughter of the Champion for Human Rights grow and evolve in her own thinking. This should remind us that people can change and evolve, but we have to give them time, it won’t happen overnight. As long as we keep fighting the good fight for equality for all we will succeed, it’s just a matter of time.