I am trying to garner support for the equal marriage issue here in PA. Mia and I have an organizational meeting scheduled for Saturday night, and I have been talking with people a bit about the issue. Interesting responses, but to my pleasant surprise, some great ally resources that have a friend who has a friend, and so on....... one at a time.
A coworker in my office came up to me yesterday, after having heard me speaking about the issue with another coworker. She wanted to offer me her support, and any assistance she might be. Of course, it is welcomed graciously. She then told me how much she admires my strength to be who I am, without reservation, and to stand up so strongly for what I believe in. I felt so grateful for her words, and then felt sad, again, because the tokens that are so genuine and full of support and hope come to me so rarely, that it is like gold falling from the sky when it does happen. I don't know how soon I may hear words like that again, and I believe that much of the reason I may not hear those words, is out of the fears that others possess about even thinking about the issue, let alone talking about it.