How exciting, EV, that the announcement was made during a concert you were giving at an LGBT event. You must have really felt as if you were part of history.
We have some forum members who might think that this happy coincidence was a sign from a deity, signifying... well... signifying whatever message the person was hoping to receive.
But you are a young person witnessing a message that would have been inconceivable a generation ago. And it is a message that is reverberating across so many corners of the world. Oh, may your generation be among the last to remember the mainstream acceptance of discrimination and marginalization, and may those who come after you shake their heads in wonder at the primitive value systems that still prevailed during your childhood.