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Watch: Fierce 10-Year-Old Advocate Will Phillips Demands Obama Do More for Gay Rights


Will Phillips, the Arkansan 10-year-old who made headlines earlier this year for refusing to say the Pledge of Allegiance in his school class until all U.S. citizens are treated equally, is the lead spokesman for National Equality March co-directors Robin McGehee and Kip Williams' new organization, GetEQUAL.

Visit GetEQUAL and sign their pledge here.

Phillips was also on hand at this weekend's GLAAD Media Awards in New York (hopefully we'll see the video of him on stage posted soon). Matthew Rettenmund of Boy Culture caught up with him for a moment on the red carpet.

Both clips, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Man I love this kid,and I have to wonder how many young people his age feel the same way. If he's the future of this country then I have to think we're in good hands!

    Posted by: robert | Mar 15, 2010 2:32:40 PM

  2. OMG. This kid is amazing. But, how does he sound so Irish?

    Posted by: Ryan | Mar 15, 2010 2:40:57 PM

  3. It does make you think that there is hope for our country, hearing a young kid like Will speak so passionately about someone else's well-being and rights.

    I think the reason we have so many bigoted bleatings out there at the moment, talking us down, is because the bigots are going through last ditch attempts to get their hate enshrined before good, clear-thinking and fair-minded kids like Will sweep them aside and relegate them to the trash heap of history where they belong!

    Posted by: CKNJ | Mar 15, 2010 3:18:15 PM

  4. Brilliant young man and impeccable character! I hope his parents are beaming with pride as much as I am. He's obviously a bright kid but it's pretty obvious his mom and dad have done an incredible job instilling REAL American values in him.

    Posted by: sparks | Mar 15, 2010 3:57:32 PM

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