October 13, 2009

Equality & Diversity

One thing that was most striking about the March for Equality was the diversity of the crowd. As a blogger on Huffinton Post noted, it wasn't just a bunch of gay white men marching. Not that there's anything wrong with that. :) But Sunday's march was truly a rainbow coalition of black and white, hispanic and asian, gay and straight, rural and urban, trannie and leather, single and married. There were even a surprising numbers of kids marching along with their parents, some who were holding wonderful signs about their parents like "Let my mom's marry". Sweet.

Standing in front of the White House, I shot a video of the marchers passing by. In this randomly selected, 35 seconds of the March, the diversity of the crowd is both striking and heartening. Today's Washington Post has a great editorial stating "FULL EQUALITY for gays and lesbians is the civil rights issue of our time." As the March visibly demonstrates, it's an issue with a growing coalition of supporters that make this movement unique and creates a broad, universal imperative for action. Now is the time! So let your representatives in Congress (as well as Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Reid) know how you feel about equal rights for all.

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