What The National Equality Marchers Didn’t Do Says A Lot About What They Accomplished

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    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. icon_smile.gif


    http://equalityacrossamerica.org/blog/?p=5907
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    Oct 14, 2009 2:38 AM GMT




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    Oct 14, 2009 6:51 AM GMT
    That was nice. I wish I could have attended.
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    Oct 14, 2009 9:43 AM GMT
    Great video, but ridiculous song.
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    Oct 14, 2009 10:39 AM GMT
    I 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.
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    Oct 14, 2009 10:58 AM GMT
    A great article and I hate that I missed this important event, but I was there in spirit.
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    Oct 14, 2009 11:00 AM GMT
    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.


    Glad your partner is ok. I missed this great event also. I am glad that it went smoothly.
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    Oct 14, 2009 1:27 PM GMT

    Hey Red Vespa, please pass on a

    "GET WELL SOON!" to your Hub for us.

    -Doug and Bill
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    Oct 14, 2009 1:52 PM GMT
    Having been there, it was definitely very peaceful. And yes, no one was questioning the President's heritage or any ridiculous conspiracy theories of that nature.
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    Oct 14, 2009 4:39 PM GMT
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    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...


    Glad your partner is ok. I missed this great event also. I am glad that it went smoothly.

    Thanks! He's doing pretty well, still on track to come home Thursday.
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    Oct 14, 2009 5:00 PM GMT
    meninlove said Hey Red Vespa, please pass on a

    "GET WELL SOON!" to your Hub for us.

    -Doug and Bill

    Thanks, I will. He's napping right now, while I quietly borrow his notebook computer. Having Wi-Fi in the hospital is great, he gets to check his email and office updates, while I get to play online when he sleeps, without waking him by turning on the TV or keeping myself occupied in other nosier, and more brightly illuminated ways within his room.

    I was using a notebook for my own hospital stay as early as 1996, though the VA didn't have Wi-FI or ethernet. Instead, I used a splitter on my bedside phone line, and logged online with a built-in modem. Crude but effective, and quite a novelty at the time for VA patients, who were mostly too senile to even know what a computer was. (Hell, many didn't even know what DAY it was)

    And when hubby's using this MacBook, I use the iPhone in the hospital, though my fingers are a little clumsy for good web surfing and writing posts. Opppss... gotta go!
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    National Equality March Montage





    Some photos: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=117381&id=555828505&ref=share
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    Oct 21, 2009 8:00 AM GMT

    There are a couple 'small minds' (people against equal civil rights) in this one:

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    Oct 21, 2009 8:30 AM GMT