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This is just a quick note to let you know we will share information about Clay Aiken’s speech at the Human Rights Campaign as we get reports. Please remember that these are all from someone’s eyes. None of the Red reports are anything but a report from a phone call.
So far we know:
Clay is the second speaker after the dinner.
They are on the salad course and giving out some awards as they eat!
Clay has a guest with him tonight – Reed is there.
Clay is wearing a dark suit and is looking very handsome!
Clay’s hair is very neat parted to one side
From Clay’s speech
“The power of truth and living honestly is very liberating.”
“We’ve been waiting on the laws to change… the time for waiting has passed.”
19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote: “It was about damned time.”
Civil Rights Legislation: “It was about damned time.”
Matthew Shepherd Act: “It was most certainly about damned time.”
He said “all men and women are created equal EXCEPT MY SON – HE’S BRILLIANT!”
No matter how people try to stop us they won’t succeed because our side is the side that is right & fair.
We’re moving the ball down the field.
He preceded it with: Sorry for the sports analogy
He called the Wake County School boards idiots……… again
This is Pam, the blogger. She wrote:
Clay took the stage and delivered a heartfelt address with a great deal of humor about his coming out — on a magazine cover, noting we were probably thinking “It’s about damn time.”