Okay, do I really need to give you my opinion on the military's stupid and discriminatory "don't ask, don't tell" policy? No, I do not. But reading this Marine talk about what changed his mind on the matter (he now favors its revocation) fills me with optimism--an optimism I haven't felt about the gay rights movement in quite some time.
P.S. Why did I only just now come across the week-old opinion piece? Because I learned today that many people agree with him. Also a good feeling!