Report on Vigil for Equality

Posted on 07/02/2005. Filed under: Uncategorized |

The Vigil for Equality, in my eyes, was a great success. The heat was horrible but we survived through the kindness of strangers who brought coolers of iced down water and shared with the crowd. The musical group who performed was good and even when the sound system died they kept going and even moved up into the shade where we were all standing to finish off their set. The speeches were rousing and had the crowd cheering and booing in all the right places.

What makes it stand out in my mind is the energy you could feel as we filed single file through the gate at the capital. We circled the capital and stood in silence remembering the brave men and women who are serving in war zones who are living under the terrible “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” rule of today and the insult hurled at them by governor goodhair when he said they could move somewhere else when they came home. The sight of so many men, women, children, parents and lovers standing silently only asking for equal rights and respect was enough to bring tears to my eyes.

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