Thursday, November 27

Love not H8

While we were in Philadelphia we were lucky enough to have been able to join in with a National Protest for Equality (in response to the outcome of Prop 8). It was brilliant! So lively and a lot of fun. Amazing to see thousands of people get off their butts and march to city hall, and the Philly rally was just one of many across the country.

I put together a quick vid mostly so that you can see just how many smiling people were there, pushing love not hate. That's right, all the people way off in the background of the square were part of it too. The march nearly lapped the block!

And of course some pics :D

Our friend Claire commandeered someone's flag!

I have one other unedited video of us marching through the final part of the square to get to city hall. I'm so glad we happened to be in the right place at the right time! This one is a bit more energetic :D It's been a while since I was at a good protest! Gets the blood moving.

Finally, I just want to thank all our straight alies out there, from the bottom of my heart. You don' have to be gay to understand the injustices here or to speak up about it. Thanks to Mel for marching with us when she probably would have prefered to stay in the hotel with her glass of wine! And if there is anyone out there who thinks they care about us but also thinks that gay people should be denied the right to marry, for whatever reason, please please do me one favour and watch this video. Please. Six and a half minutes of your time and I promise it won't do you any harm.


Shana said...

Way cool. Thanks for sharing all that!
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Anonymous said...

Olbermann's special comment: re Proposition 8 was so incredible and emotional. Yes we MUST share your happiness and love. It was really from his heart and, my goodness, he spoke so well.
Your pic's of Philadelphia were amazing. Great that there was the light, misty rain, as it certainly impacted.
I can also see how the street march or protest, got the Adrenaline going. Good on you all, but we need it here.
Your creative abilities and knowledge of computers, have made this particular blog great.

Alastair said...

Probably too late for anyone to read this, but I also found the video sincere and moving. Good to hear that stuff in an American accent.

Jac said...

It is never too late to comment! I can't tell you all how important it is in terms of getting me motivated to post.

And yeah, wasn't it :)