Originally Posted by Zerbie
This, unfortunately, is too simplistic. There is no single foundational scaffolding on which a cohesive nationwide LGBT rights movement stands. Who could plan or organize demonstrations on that kind of scale? No organization I know of has the resources to mobilize anything like that. Rather than asking when, I think the better question, if we could answer it, would be to structure a step by step answer to "how?"
Imagine if we had a leader at the Human Rights Campaign that had a vision to connect with the patchwork quilt of LGBT groups and to connect them into a coalition that could mobilize their constituencies for mass marches on Washington?
I think there is the idea that this kind of direct action is for the past. That is one reason that I appreciate Soulforce so much. I hope that as Soulforce continues it's work that it will stimulate thinking in the larger LGBT community about the use of direct action.
It is so tempting for us to think that the power of the Internet is all we need. Put up a site or a blog. Pound Washington with emails.
There is just no substitute for putting our bodies on the streets in large numbers.
We do have a leadership vacuum in this area...but we do have Soulforce