Every day, the fight for LGBT equality continues. We have made some huge strides forward — DADT repealed, the hate crimes law passed, legal marriage in some jurisdictions — but we have also had some huge setbacks. Sometimes, it’s really easy to get frustrated at our snail-like progress. And sometimes, it’s really difficult not to get depressed and disheartened when you see the hate and outright ignorance from some people. (Read some of the comments from some folks here on Instant Tea if you want to see what I mean.)

So sometimes, we need a little perspective.

A friend of mine e-mailed me the link to the video below, and I found it so touching that I decided to share it here with our Instant Tea readers. As you watch, remember to never give up the fight. Remember how far we still have to go. But also remember how far we have already come.