11/15 Gay Shame? Nah, Gay Rage
Posted by novoscene on November 12, 2008
I’m not sure what surprises me more, the fact that Prop 8 actually passed or that the people who supported it don’t understand why there’s all this anger being shoveled there way. What, you just thought you’d deny an entire segment of the population access to equal rights and everything would be cool-”Hey dude, sorry I voted to dissolve your marriage and not give you equal legal protection, but I just can’t have your gay lifestyle getting in the way of my traditional values. No hard feelings, huh? Let’s go get a beer.”
No, dudes and dudettes of CA. If you voted against Prop 8 I do not, in fact, want to get a beer with you. My rights are intact but dammit, I’m pissed on principle.
And of course so are a lot of other people. Here’s a letter written by Oakland poet and musician Dillon Westbrook to supporters of Prop 8, and here’s a link to a new initiative started by The Town’s-DJ fflood on engaging African American straight men, one of the main supporters of Prop 8.
Come out to the protests in Oakland and San Francisco this Saturday beginning at 10:30 and find more info on organizing efforts here. -kwan
San Francisco Protests Prop 8
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl. (Civic Center Park), San Francisco