This is the gay agenda: equality. Not special rights, but the rights that are already written by [our Founding Fathers].

LZ Granderson

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“The Myth of the Gay Agenda.” TED Conference. May 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "The Myth of the Gay Agenda." TED Conference. May 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from Granderson's TEDTalk given at TEDxGrandRapids. In this humorous but poignant Talk, Granderson speaks on the absurdity of the idea that there is a "gay agenda." This quote illustrates that idea; specifically, Granderson is saying that the gay rights movement is not about asking for special privileges that other groups don't have, but about demanding the same rights the rest of the U.S. population receives, for example, the right to marry the person of one's choosing. By evoking "the Founding Fathers," Granderson makes clear he is referencing the fundamental human rights guaranteed under the Constitution. Watch the full TEDTalk here: LZ Granderson - The Myth of the Gay Agenda