At a Q&A session in 2014 at Awesome Con a woman came to the mic and asked him a question:
"I'm a queer activist, and there's a lot of disparity between people, saying 'you should just move.' I live in Virginia, but when I come to DC, it's legal for me to marry. I drive five miles, and it's unconstitutional. So it is more pragmatic for me to move somewhere and have it be legal to marry, and then just be an activist, or do I stay and fight?"
Lewis' answer was immediate:
"My advice would be simple. Stay and fight. You never give up. You never give in. You stand up! You speak out! You speak out and continue to agitate for what you believe in. Don't ever run away from a fight."