National March for Equality - October 2009

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  1. D_Rod Staffinbone

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    why are they waiting 4 months to do this? :confused:
     
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    takes time to reserve thousands of porta-potties
    i guess.

    cleve jones is basically in charge of this one. he started the AIDS quilt,
    worked with harvey milk. his birthday is 10 october......

    there had been talk of doing this on the 40th anniversary of stonewall,
    which is on 28 june, but it didn't seem all that necessary until recently.
    i think san francisco pride (their parade is on 28 june) will be VERY politically charged this year.
     
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    just doesn't make sense to me from a timing standpoint.

    people have more free time in the summer, the weather is better, they could do it close to the 4th of July, so it would have the added impact of setting Equality amongst the celebrations of liberty/independence day.
     
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    the 4th of july is big tourist business in d.c.
    statistically, the weather is actually better in d.c. in early-mid october, than it is during the summer.
    there is a great deal of support for this amongst college students, who could take buses to the march from east coast schools, which will be back in session by then. it is on a weekend.


    "Across the country, a new generation of LGBT leaders is rising up, learning how to organize, speak out and fight back. These young activists reject compromise and delay; 'the tranquilizing drug of gradualism', described so aptly by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They are demanding nothing less than full equality under the law for LGBT people in all fifty states.

    Schedule the march for the weekend of October 10 - 11, 2009. This is National Coming Out Day and the 30th anniversary of the first national march. Several subsequent marches and AIDS Memorial Quilt displays have also occurred on those dates. The Columbus Day holiday provides a three-day weekend for many and the weather is generally favorable." - Cleve Jones, 21 May 2009


    AND it's his birthday.
     
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    This date, besides being on National Coming Out Day (as stated by offroad8x6 previously), also doesn't conflict with a lot of the other Gay Pride events that are usually scheduled around the United States throughout the summer.
     
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    and out two favorite "st8" guys can get most of oct. off.
     
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    huh?
     
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    This isn't going to do shit just like everything else has not done anything. If you think that Obama likes GLBT people you are wrong. So, in forty years there have been two advances: We can drink in a bar, and the Supreme Court struck down sodomy laws. Now, balance that against DADT (don't ask don't tell), DOMA, dozens of anti-GLBT constitutional amendments, etc. There was a brief period of progress between 1969 and around 1975, but if anything we've gone backwards since then, the only notable exception being the 2003 sodomy decision.
     
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    What gay and lesbian community? Nevermind that lots of Gay and Lesbian people do not care about Bisexual and Trans people and pretend that Bi and Trans people are rare or do not exist. Yes lots of our queer brothers and sisters hate Bisexual and Trans people not surprising. There is no such thing as a GLBT community or culture at all. What people think of as being a real GLBT community and GLBT culture is really just people being reckless, vulgar, mindless, irresponsible, being massive consumers, massive conformity, bad politics, and living in a ghetto. Look at GLBT Pride parades they are nothing but Consumer driven events and are pointless nowadays and fueled by booze and just show Heterosexual people and society the bad parts about being GLBT. We need to grow as human beings and not define ourselves and validate ourselves with the trappings of a trash culture that has only existed for a generation or so. Voluntary self-confinement to a cultural ghetto is even worse than being forced into a concentration camp by the homophobes because it is freely chosen and self-limiting. Have the backbone to think for yourself and to talk back to the GLBT/gay culture cops when you don't fit in; (god help anyone who does want to fit in). Forget about being gay/bisexual/lesbian/Trans enough. Love who you choose - and don't worry if you are living the GLBT lifestyle or not. Quite frankly, it isn't worth worrying about, defending, or investing in. If anything, it can kill you. Openly criticize those who claim to speak for us (usually because all opposition has been shouted down). In summary: live your life - not some life designed for you by the gay/GLBT culture or gay/GLBT community. It is all nothing but a strait jacket.
     
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    So I take it we won't see you there? :rolleyes:
     
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