The Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese released the following statement today on the passing of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA):
"The nation has lost its greatest champion and strongest voice for justice, fairness, and compassion. The loss to our community is immeasurable. There was no greater hero for advocates of LGBT equality than Senator Ted Kennedy. From the early days of the AIDS epidemic, to our current struggle for marriage equality he has been our protector, our leader, our friend. He has been the core of the unfinished quest for civil rights in this country and there is now a very painful void. Our hearts go out to the Kennedy family."
I still can't believe he's gone. He was always a strong advocate for so many of us who felt we had no voice in Washington. I just wish his legacy won't be forgotten and his life's work won't be for naught.