Many of us in America are looking forward to the July 4th holiday weekend. We will spend the next few days barbecuing, hanging out with family and friends, and watching fireworks, while celebrating the birth of this nation, the freedom that we now enjoy. On yesterday, we witness the gaining of another freedom in the United State; the U.S. military acceptance of transgender individuals. allowing them to openly serve in the military. Although democracy can be quite messy, slow, and frustrating; it still works. For those in all communities in the United States, who continue to fight for social change and justice; Be encouraged! Have a safe, fun, and relaxing holiday.