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October 11, 2009

Gay, But Not Happy

Gay Rights March DC.jpg

The basic tone and message of the Gay Rights March in DC today (1, 2)?

Simply, it’s way beyond time for being forthright.

(revised: 10pm PST)

(image: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images. caption: Activists march during a protest October 11, 2009 in Washington, DC. Activists gathered in DC to push President Barack Obama’s administration and the U.S. Congress to live up to promises to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to advance civil rights.)

  • Jamie

    Commenting on Shaw’s second tweet, the afterthought is noted, but to me that was just a case of not having enough room to finish the Elvis Presley song. Although I did pick up on the number of people whose heads were down looking at their cell phones or holding a sign but turning their heads to have a conversation with someone next to them. It was such a stark difference from the G-20 rally I documented in Pittsburgh a few weeks ago. Those crowds were rowdy and demanding, yet in my opinion, they did not have a strong enough foundation to justify their rants and raves unlike the LGBT community who has every reason to be advocating change. So their nonchalance does strike me as, well, queer.

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