JOEL ON LGBT ISSUES
As a gay man, I arrived in San Francisco looking for a better life like many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who came before me. I met my future husband in San Francisco when I didn't think we would ever be allowed to legally get married. It was a triumph to walk down the aisle with him. But in many parts of the world -- including my husband's home country of Taiwan -- the freedom to marry still does not exist for same-sex couples. Even in the United States, gay people do not have federal protections against employment or housing discrimination. There is still more work ahead to ensure that all LGBT people can live fully and equally.