Yesterday was a real triumph for the LGBTQ movement.
Hundreds of people turned out for “The Big Commit,” an effort spearheaded by local DC organizers to fight back against the hatred and fear that the National Organization for Marriage has been spewing all summer. We, along with Kate Clinton, asked you for your sign suggestions, and GetEQUAL hosted a sign-making station where your recommendations were brought to life.
See a few of the event pictures here: www.getequal.org/bigcommit
But more important than the signage was the sense of community created at the event. Local organizers were joined by about 500 attendees to recommit ourselves to the fight for full equality. As Mara Kiesling from the National Center for Transgender Equality reminded us, “We know from history that we will always win, but we will have to fight.”
Will you join us? Will you join us in countering hate with love? In countering fear with hope? In countering apathy with passion?
We’re continuing to build a critical mass of people willing to take bold action for LGBTQ equality. Will you invite your friends to join the GetEQUAL community?
Click here to invite your friends via email, Facebook, or Twitter: www.getequal.org/bigcommit
Thank you so much for your ongoing support. We’ll soon be asking people to take action in their communities to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” — as well as ongoing social and cultural organizing — but we need as many people as possible to join us in that work and to commit to taking bold action.
Ask your friends to join us in the fight for full equality!
Get Out! Get Active! GetEQUAL!
Action Strategist and DC Organizer