Oct 14, 2009 2:30 AM GMT
What The National Equality Marchers Didn’t Do Says A Lot About What They Accomplished
Great little story about the Equality March. Please click on the link to read it.
Red_Vespa saidI just saw several hundreds photos of the march Tuesday night, taken by 2 of our friends who attended together from South Florida, a gay and a lesbian. They were at the hospital, visiting my partner who had hip replacement surgery Monday, which prevented us from going to DC over the weekend ourselves.
Hubby's doing great, BTW, I'm leaving the house shortly to spend another day with him, and act as his designated "coach" during 2 physical therapy sessions today, where we both learn how to do his post-op stuff at home (I even have to give him injections for 2 weeks -- UGH). Great hospital & staff, they fully accept me as his partner and helpmate, very friendly to us both. I'll be taking his notebook computer along again, so he can go online via the hospital's free Wi-Fi service. He comes home tomorrow, Thursday.
Our friends said pretty much the same thing as the OP article: it was like a big Pride celebration, and they really enjoyed it. Not too many anti-gay protestors and they saw no physical confrontations or disturbances. Half the photos our friends took were touristy things, like inside the Smithsonian, and the monuments along the National Mall, and nice restaurants at night. They were in DC from Friday until Monday morning.
The only things they considered odd were the radical political groups they kept finding themselves marching with, and standing alongside for the speeches, like the self-proclaimed anarchists and the Marxists. Our friends being a middle school teacher and a Target manager, their own political tastes are pretty vanilla, other than being Democrats and pro-gay rights.
But they just looked so HAPPY in the photos, not like it was a grim or angry experience at all, and they said even the anarchists were very well behaved, radical in banners only. We were so proud of our friends, and very, very jealous that we couldn't attend, too.
Paxton saidRed_Vespa saidI just saw several hundreds photos of the march Tuesday night, taken by 2 of our friends who attended together from South Florida, a gay and a lesbian. They were at the hospital, visiting my partner who had hip replacement surgery Monday, which prevented us from going to DC over the weekend ourselves...
Glad your partner is ok. I missed this great event also. I am glad that it went smoothly.
meninlove said Hey Red Vespa, please pass on a
"GET WELL SOON!" to your Hub for us.
-Doug and Bill