Posted: Sep 14, 2012 9:08 AM by Marnee Banks - MTN News
Updated: Sep 14, 2012 9:13 AM
HELENA - The road to equality is taking Jamee Greer from Helena to the White House.
Greer has been invited to Washington D.C. where he will be honored as an Emerging Leader.
Greer works for the Montana Human Rights Network on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues.
He will get to tour the White House, sit down and discuss LGBT policy with the President's advisors and then spend the evening at the Vice President's home.
Greer said, "I think it will be a really exciting opportunity for folks in Washington D.C. to hear stories of LGBT Montanans and hear what life is life here."
Greer helped lead the campaign to pass a non-discrimination ordinance in Missoula and is now working on a similar law in Helena, and is actively involved at the state Legislature fighting for equality for all Montanans.
Greer explained, "For me it's not just a job. I came out really young in Gallatin County. I came out as I was transitioning from middle school to high school as a gay man. I think that my experience in doing that in the 90s has kind of given me the ability to be at the Legislature and experience some of the hostility."
Greer says his work isn't always easy, but he is proud to be a part of the equality movement in Montana, and this trip to the White House is an incredible opportunity.
Greer will head to D.C. next week for the event.