Saturday, November 15, 2008

Prop 8 protests sweep the nation  

The Prop 8 protest in New York City was wonderful. When we got there, we saw thousands of people spanning several blocks holding signs and donning rainbow accessories. We pushed our way through the crowd until we found a spot where we could hear all the amazing people who gave speeches. Their voices were booming through speakers. When a particularly inspirational line was said, everyone would let out an enormous cheer, hold up their signs, and start chanting.

The unity in the crowd was amazing. And there were so many different types of people there. Old, young, Black, White, Hispanic, gay, lesbian, transgendered, bisexual, heterosexual. Looking at that crowd, I could really see that you just can't generalize an entire group of people. And you certainly can't ignore them. I think that's the major thing that these nation-wide protests proved: you just can't ignore thousands of people. GLBT people are tax-paying citizens who deserve rights and respect. I really think that more and more people will begin to realize that. These rallies were a wonderful start.

And thankfully, we got press coverage. Here's some pictures I took:

This was really an amazing experience. Did anyone else participate?

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2 comments: to “ Prop 8 protests sweep the nation

  • November 17, 2008 at 11:16 AM  

    I was there too! We couldn't have been too far away, because I saw that guy with the Fox News DEVIL sign too. My fave was the man with the sign that says "Where's OUR Corningware?"

    I still have to post my pics. Great day though. I was prepared for pouring rain!

  • November 25, 2008 at 9:57 PM  

    I was at the San Francisco rally. Thanks for these great pics!