Will Phillips: ‘Lack of equality for some is lack of equality for all’


LGBTQ Nation

Catch Will Phillips accepting the award for Outstanding TV Journalism Segment at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York on Saturday.

Phillips appeared in the award winning segment “Why Will Won’t Pledge Allegiance” from CNN’s American Morning.

Back in November, the 10-year-old Arkansas boy decided that he could not, in good conscience, pledge allegiance to the flag as long as the country for which it stands refuses legal equality to its LGBT citizens.

“A message to President Obama: I know there are certain political restraints that make action difficult, however, lack of equality for some is lack of equality for all, and I think it’s time for us all to get equal.” — Will Phillips

Watch the future activist’s speech here:

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