Gay marriage shows our love is real, says Margaret Cho

American comedian and campaigner argues that centuries of persecution are drawing to a close and LGBT people will achieve equal rights

Gay marriage shows our love is real, says Margaret Cho
17 August 2012

Gay marriage is ‘an acknowledgment from the government, from society, from the world that our love is real,’ comedian Margaret Cho has argued.

Writing exclusively for Gay Star News today, Cho explains how her young life in San Francisco was marked by the 80s HIV crisis and talks of the sadness she felt as the gay community there was decimated by AIDS.

But she argues it has made the LGBT community stronger and that has paved the way for equality – including equal marriage.

‘We are going to do this because we have lived through hell and we have survived,’ she writes. ‘We are going to do this because our love is real and we are real and we deserve families. We deserve rights. We deserve life.’

Comedian, fashion designer, actress, author, and singer-songwriter Cho is best known for her stand-up routines.

She will be will be spending the next few months touring the US with her new show Mother and she will be bringing it to the UK for dates at the Leicester Square Theatre in London from 26 to 30 October.

Mother follows her critically acclaimed shows Beautiful and Cho Dependent and takes an untraditional look at motherhood and how society views maternal figures and strong women in gay culture.

But Cho is not just famous for her comedy work. She is well known as an equality campaigner and has won awards for her work on behalf of women, Asians and LGBT people.

Book tickets for the Leicester Square Theatre show here or call +44 (0) 08448 733 433. For details of the US tour or more about Cho, see MargaretCho.com. Follow her on Twitter here. And read her exclusive Gay Star News article here.

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