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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Gay or Straight, Black or White - Marriage is A Civil Right!

photo by Wifester

The Wifester and I had a blast hanging out with fellow homos, fighting for our rights. The crowd was about 50/50 gay/straight. The ratio was nice and provided a rather eclectic group.
We were on the news and we were interviewed by the adorable and sweet Joey Leslie, of Out and About Newspaper, Nashville's gay news source.
And he took this wonderfuly sweet photo of us:

Photo by Joey Lewis, of Out and About Newspaper

It was chilly cold, and a bit rainy, but that didn't dampen our spirits! We marched around in front of the courthouse, chanting "What do we want? Equality! When do we want it? NOW!"

photo by Wifester

And then everyone decided to take it to the street, so we headed down to the curb side. We were greeted by honking horns, cheers, thumbs up and one homeless guy with a finger up, alright, but it wasn't the thumb. In fact, he was the one and only representative of any opposition. He went so far as to make a gesture that I suppose was his impression of Rambo, with a semi-automatic weapon let loose on us. But he staggered on down the road and finally left us alone when he realized that no one would engage his antics.
Some speakers spoke, some people shared their stories and experiences, and I felt proud to be part of a community that comes together like we do, even in the funky, windy, wet, cold weather like yesterday.
All in all there was about 200 people, or more. A good turnout for Nashville, and bad weather.
Here's a pretty cool video that Val, from Avalon Farmblog made.


I love being an activist! Wifester even got into it, I think I can get her to do some more of these.

Oh, in case you don't know, to all my fellow gays, December 10 will be A Day Without the Gays!

On December 10, 2008 the gay community will take a historic stance against hatred by calling in Gay, to work, and donating love, time, and energy to a variety of different causes. You are encouraged not to call in sick to work. You are encouraged to call in "gay"--and donate your time to service!

December 10, 2008 is International Human Rights Day. CLICK HERE to join the effort, and search or add to the list of human rights organizations that need our help RIGHT NOW.


That's some community action I can really get with.

11 cookies cracked:

Jay said...

I love your sign.

And I love how the protests were all so civil and wonderful. Which is of course why the media barely covered them. If there wasn't something to make the gays look bad, they weren't interested.

And I really LOL'd at "call in gay to work" on Dec. 10th.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

hilarious, in Tenn there was only one guy in opposition, a crazy homeless man? maybe that is a bit of progress....

g-man said...

Very cool. I'm glad that you and Wifester are active together in something you believe in, definitely its own reward. :) I have to second the sentiment from Gary, with regard to the homeless man. Progress indeed.

Real Live Lesbian said...

What FANTASTIC signs!!!!

Looks like a great day...although it was gloomy. Here's hoping progress continues!

Mandy said...

I love the name of the newspaper ..."out and about" :)

Karen said...

There was march in my town on Saturday also. I am not much of a protester, but this is an important issue. Sort of makes me wish I could have gone to rally this weekend.

Jessica said...

Awesome sign! :) I'm glad you two were able to do that together.

Anndi said...

Good for you! Wish I could have added international flavah to the event and gone with you.

*hugs*

beespa@ said...

Great job! Where were you in the video? I kept looking for your posters!

Tink said...

That sign rocks! I keep waiting for St. Augustine, which has a large homosexual population, to have a rally or parade or something that I can attend. But the city keeps banning them from assembling. Isn't that illegal? I mean, they let PIRATES assemble for Christ sake. But not homosexuals? This country is so effed up.

tt said...

Bravo to you and wifster!!!
Loved the sign ..
article was great....
and that Dec. 10th thing...cool!!!
We don't have many gatherings out here in oklafuckinghoma...:)...not that I'm aware of anyway...but I'd be there with if they did.
What's the matter with people anyway?? Why are they so scared?? I just don't get it! At all.
It's just love...wonderful, glorious love.....my sunshine gal and her partner are the happiest couple ever. I wish they had the same rights as Lovee and I do. Makes me sad actually...whenever I sit and think about it...injustice in any form is just plain stupid!
Hugs gal!!!