Thursday, November 13, 2008

Protest Prop 8


I can't believe all the protests against California's Prop 8. It's kind of exciting. One thing that does make me uncomfortable, though, is how African Americans and certain religions are being targeted. Please remember that people from all backgrounds voted for and against Prop 8 --Blacks, Whites, Democrats, Republicans, Christians, atheists, etc. One thing our community does not need to participate in is race-baiting.

People of color did not start the Yes on 8 Campaign and they are not responsible for its passage. Remember, it's going to take a coalition of people to defeat anti-gay ballot measures. And defeat them we will. Let's start by participating in Prop 8 protests taking place all over the country this weekend.

Portland

 Saturday, November 15th, from 10:30 am onward at the Portland State University South Park Blocks, near the Saturday Farmer's Market.

Pride Northwest board president Debra Porta, one of the event organizers, shared these thoughts about the rally that you might want to consider:
Folks are more than welcome to bring their own signs. The only thing we ask, is that they do not target race and religion, as that defeats the purpose of our gathering.


Elsewhere


On the steps of your City Hall on November 15th at 10:30am PST /
1:30pm EST
Details: Join the Impact

1 comment:

Sohma said...

Thank you for speaking up about this!! Little do these people realize that some LGBTs are Blacks and Christians.