Hillary Clinton Pens Thank You Letter To Lesbian Couple In Her Campaign Video, And To “It Gets Better” Project

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Hillary Clinton launched her presidential campaign with a touching video, “Getting Started,” featuring two gay couples.

We already introduced you to Jared Milrad and Nathan Johnson, who are shown holding hands and discussing their upcoming wedding in the clip.

The other couple, Kassie Thornton and Christy Spitzer, are actually also getting married.

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Hillary reached out to them with a special letter today—that’s one heck of an engagement present!

Christy was a producer on MTV’s It Gets Better specials, and recently wrote a letter about IGB to the campaign’s constituency.

The It Gets Better campaign’s goal is to “communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.”

The Candidate received the email and gave thanks to them both for their support and the work they do, writing “I was moved by your story and by the courage, strength and commitment you share”

Kassie and Christy live in L.A. with their dog, Lambchop, met over four years ago while both were living in New York City. Kassie, 34, is originally from Kansas, while her soon-to-be wife Christy, 42, grew up in Phoenix, Arizona.

“this is definitely a framer!” Kassie wrote on Instagram. “We feel so honored to receive such a heartfelt letter from (hopefully) the first female President of the U.S.! ”

The couple told BuzzFeed that as a same-sex couple to appear in Clinton’s video and “be part of the conversation around love and family in America… “If we can be a part of anything that promotes marriage equality and engages people in understanding and normalizing same-sex relationships, we are honored,” the couple added.

They’re getting ready to tie the knot on June 13, and say Hillary is definitely invited. “We will even give her a plus one.”

For more information, visit www.itgetsbetter.org.

 

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.
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