Monday, November 10, 2008
Some clips I shot last Saturday at the Prop 8 protest Nov. 7.
A couple explains their predicament:
Author Simon Sheppard weighs in:
A MUNI worker gives us his honk of approval. (Apologies to all commuters.)
Hunks for Equality! "Out of the bars and into the streets!" A classic, but it didn't work so well in the Castro, where the march ended.
Still, it unleashed a new generation of activists, who, with all their new gadgets, seem to have their collective act together. I'd estimte 50,000 participants statewide.
Of course that's not more than the alleged 500,000 that tipped the scale, temporarily, against us. But there's a reason I wore my mighty Mouse T-shirt that night. The meek shall inherit the earth, by any means necessary.
Sunday's protest at the Oakland Mormon church made headlines and TV news stories. The next local Prop 8 protest will be Saturday, Nov. 15, 10:30 a.m. at City Hall, and in simultaneously in nearly every state of the U.S. Rightwing Christians, Mormons and others are poised to restrict our rights nationwide. See the locations for nationwide protests at www.jointheimpact.com
I recommend more shirtlessness in protests. in groups of five, each with N O o n 8 painted on their chests like football fans.
Seriously, religious groups breaking the law by pushing legislative agendas need to be taken to task. Activists and bloggers and have already formed a donor list of Yes on 8 businesses for your boycotting pleasure. Many are pushing for the revocation of the Mormon Church's tax-exempt status.
Sign up with 150,000 others at www.mormonsstoleourrights.com
Find out about more local protests at http://protest8sf.wordpress.com