BALIF Members and Friends-
Since our Prop 8/DOMA victories, I haven't been able to stop humming the tune to "Winds of Change"...
Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow dream away
in the wind of change
This Scorpions' classic is from 1991. I was a sophomore in college back then, and vividly recall how the lyrics of this song celebrated German reunification, the end of the Cold War, and the fall of communism in Eastern Europe .
The "Winds of Change" have been blowing in the Bay Area as well. Everywhere I turn, I see our BALIF brothers and sisters standing prouder, wiser, and more forcefully - because together, we survived (and won) a decade-long war for marriage equality in our state. Our attorneys are advancing up the law firm ladders, and getting promoted through the corporate and government ranks. Our in-house counsel members are becoming decision-makers. We're remembering the need for LGBT judges, and redoubling our efforts to recruit. We're helping our law students and young attorneys gets jobs and become more qualified candidates. We're finally standing-up for our long-neglected transgender family, and putting an exclamation mark behind our female members (!).
The BALIF Board has been busy laying plans for our 2013-14 year. We can't wait to unveil what's coming, and we're so, so glad you're along for the ride.
BTW: Here's a link to the music video if you're so inclined: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4RjJKxsamQ
Looking forward to greeting you soon,
BALIF Board Co-Chair