Friday, October 09, 2009
My Weekend Crush
Activism is sexy. Caring is sexy. Wanting to make a difference is sexy. Fighting for your rights is sexy. It’s also smart, brave, resilient, important, optimistic, compassionate and deeply patriotic. On Sunday, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and straight will gather in Washington D.C. to march for what is right. We may quibble on the specifics, the mission statement, the organization and other details here and there. But the purpose is unquestionably clear. We, as a community, want to be treated fairly and have the same rights as every other American. There is nothing special about what we want. In fact, it’s exactly the opposite. We want to be treated the same. While I won’t be able to attend the National Equality March this Sunday, my heart is there already. And already it is filled with the wonder that is a group of people coming together for the sole purpose of making sure we are all equal. Happy weekend, all.