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By Adam Hetrick
11 Oct 2013

Gavin Creel
Photo by Robert Mannis

Tony Award nominee Gavin Creel, star of London's The Book of Mormon and Broadway's Hair and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Co-founder Broadway Impact.

I am so proud to be an American, a Democrat and Gay at this time in our nation's history. These decisions that the Supreme Court handed down have lit the fuse for the final turn in our fight for full, equal protection for gay and lesbian citizens. It is more important now than ever that we keep going and bring our message to the states where these freedoms are blocked by constitutional amendments, bigotry, hate or just plain misunderstanding. Broadway Impact will continue to tour our play 8 across the country in the coming year to help more people see how the freedom to marry the person you love is everyone's American right and how standing up for LGBT citizens is a worthy fight that can make its way to the Supreme Court to conquer injustice. It is such a great time to be alive!