Today marks the 10th anniversary of Brokeback Mountain.
It's hard to believe it has been that long, and at the same time it seems a lifetime ago. We praised the progress that had been made at that time. Looking at today we see how far we've come -and much further we need to go.
Brokeback was groundbreaking when it came out, now it is one of most iconic LGBTQ film of all time. Even those who never saw the movie, know about Brokeback.
At the heart of it, a love story that all can relate to, trapped in a time and place full of prejudice, hatred and non-acceptance of what Ennis and Jack shared. Today in America, same sex couples have the same rights as all couples.
It was Heath's finest performance, and a performance of Jake's that resonated from his truth.
It can never be recreated but is capture for the ages.
Brokeback was much more than a movie, it was moment on the timeline of progress.