I got the email blast today. I'm on travel status for work, so not much on the computer for personal reasons. But, the organizers had wanted to put together a national march on Washington. It appears that they may have rethought that given the state of the economy and have now proposed a national march but to take place in various locations in the US. I think it's a fabulous idea.
Here is my take: rallies and protests and the like are great (and useful). However, I've been a bit disappointed at our two latest events in Sacramento. The attendance has been extremely light given the gay population in the area and the (then) upcoming Supreme Court hearings (esp being the state Capitol). VERY light. We had about 500 show up for the Feb 16 rally, of course it rained, but no self-respecting protester should let that get in the way of a rally! We had some major name speakers and performers, and I think 500 is about it for the day.
Mar 4 we had a couple hundred show up for our Eve of Justice vigil. It was a very enthusiastic 200, but still, come on folks this is the CAPITOL of CA. You know, Prop 8 and all. Sheesh.
I know we are all busy and have a life to live. And there have been several events since election day. But I wonder how bad we really want equality??? I know we can't judge that strictly on rallies. Others are doing things also. Writing letters, community outreach (I'm involved in faith outreach) and all sorts of actions. But it does puzzle that more GLBT folks don't join in. Especially considering that a good number of attendees are our straight supporters. Probably close to half if not more than.
Get involved, please