Lots of Prides are happening this weekend, and in coming weeks, and there have already been a few.
Reed Cowan, the director of 8: The Mormon Proposition wants all Prides canceled until we can get married. (Full equality now! Corporate party later!)
What can gay rights advocates learn from the Mormons?
First of all, I hope we will learn that no battle that is won with misinformation is worth winning. I would hope the gay community would not resort to playing dirty pool. When we win, we want to win clean. What we can take out of their playbook is organization and passion. I would like to propose to the entire worldwide gay community that they cancel gay pride events until we have marriage equality. All those thousands of people who go to gay pride, those are bodies that could put on a shirt and go into the neighborhood and tell their story. We should wait until we have equality to have our party. In the meantime we volunteer the same passion and air miles and participation and really channel that same participation into our fight for equality.
Well, since he probably wouldn't want me out there telling my story, I'll be headed on down with Alberto tomorrow and I'll probably have pics to post later. What about you?