Toni Atkins

Sometimes there’s a place for men to step back and make a space for women to take the lead in a particular issue. And sometimes it’s really important for men to step forward and support women and take the lead so a woman doesn’t always have to do it. You create balance by making it possible that there are positions available for the diversity of all people—and we are a diverse people. We have to work at it.

-Toni Atkins, LGBT activist, California Assemblymember, 78th District, and Speaker of the Assembly,California Legislature San Diego, CA