Tammy Faye Messner has died at 65. The former wife of Televangelist Jim Baker had a long bout with cancer. Why would I post this message on this site? Tammy Faye was the first person in the religious right to openly embrace the gay community. If there were more people like her in this world prejudice would be a thing of the past.
She was outrageous and loving with a love of life that was infectious. I am very grateful to her for having been a champion of the GLBT community. She could see what we have known for a long time. It is a community of love and acceptance where difference is secondary to what holds us all together. She realized that after it was the GLBT community that rallied to her side in her time of great adversity. It was something she never forgot. Rest in peace Tammy Faye. The world was a better place for having known you.