Suport Marriage Equality in the Heartland

April 26, 2009 § Leave a comment

Donate to One Iowa in the name of Miss California

Show your support for marriage equality everywhere by giving a donation in the Heartland. One Iowa is Iowa’s largest LGBT advocacy organization who is now on the forefront of the marriage equality movement. The struggle for all of us everywhere is impacted significantly by the ground-breaking civil rights movement there.

You can follow One Iowa on Twitter and become join their group on Facebook.

Meanwhile, watch this great video supporting One Iowa by comedian Kate Clinton. I love her idea to donate in the name of Miss California who shared her opposition towards fairness for LGBT Americans during the 2009 Miss USA pageant.

Following Proposition 8 Protests Today

November 15, 2008 § Leave a comment

While I haven’t been able to give as much time and attention to these protests as I would have liked, it is clear that the Internet has changed activism and grassroots organzing.

The nation-wide action was organized by grassroots movements in communities everywhere using Internet tools. I found the protest here through the Join the Impact website, which had resources and links to local websites, blogs, and Facebook pages. Word has been spread by Facebook, Twitter, and FriendFeed. I found many resources here in Chicago, including Chicago Against Prop 8, and the Great Lakes Against Prop 8 (GLAP8 – gotta work on that acronym).

Almost overnight I connected with old friends and made new ones, all of us in far flung locations acting in solidarity for marriage equality.

Today, I will be one of the featured livebloggers at the many rallies around the country.

All of the action and planning has inspired and reinvigorated me! I am eager to see the results of our efforts, and I will be sure to report on it here.

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