Monday, November 17, 2008

...THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!

Last Saturday, Chicago held a rally against the passing of California's Prop 8 which stripped gays of the right to marry. I know some of you may think "why should we settle for the same thing breeders have?" but my feeling is we should have the same legal rights that straights do. Personally, I don't really care what they call it, I just want it to be equal.

As the rally was wrapping up, the crowd began chanting "MARCH! MARCH! MARCH!..." and that's just what we did. At first, winding through the sidewalks of the Loop, but as we reached State Street, we took over the 2 northbound lanes and followed all the way to Wacker, across the MIchigan Ave. Bridge and then up the Mag Mile itself. It was amazing to be weaving in and out of stopped cars and even more so when some of those people were honking in favor of the cause and leaning out and hi-fiving us as we passed.

I was so proud to be walking hand in hand with my boyfriend of almost 10 years and to show people that we ain't so scary. We gave up as we turned around and started going back south on Michigan since we were then only allowed on the sidewalk. And we were starving. Here are some great shots from the day (thanks to James W. for the pics):

Me and my BF


Weaving through cars on the bridge


The view down the Mag Mile


Two lezzers showing their love (ew)


My favorite sign from the rally


And this one speaks for itself...

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4 Comments:

Anonymous RickLopez said...

thanks for helping us out here in cali!!!!
keep it up.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

After like a year of anticipation and planning (n junk) I finally live in this great city of Chicago. I'm so proud to live in a place where so many people care about equal rights. I can't wait to join some human rights group or something like that so I can partake in the action! March on!

7:53 PM  
Blogger Pugs said...

Good for you!

11:42 AM  
Blogger Dav.d said...

That is so cool!

Here in Salt Lake we had a rally with about 5000+ people in attendance.

10:51 AM  

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