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Readers Send In Their Protest Pictures

Jim Burroway

November 15th, 2008

Send us your photos, and we’ll post them right here.

From René van Soeren in Amsterdam:

Dear Jim,

In solidarity with our sisters & brothers in California (and Florida, Arizona etc) we send you this webarticle about the Love Exiles Protest 15 November on the Homomonument in Amsterdam, the first city in the world where same sex couples got married on 1 April 2001.

From Leah and Brenda (married in CA on Oct. 25) in Albany:

The protest in Albany, NY today was awesome! We drew a crowd of between 400-500 people. A great turn out for a small city on a rainy day!

From Katherine in Baltimore:

Only about 500 people showed up, and it got shut down early due to some harsh rain… most Marylanders attended the D.C. protest instead of going local.


From Kimberly in Boulder, CO:

No photos–sorry!

Boulder had about 500 to 600 people turn out to the capital. The crowd was peaceful but engaged and a great mix of GLBT’s and allies. For about an hour and a half various people spoke including representatives from PFLAG, Boulder Pride, the mayors office and the city council. The local Methodist pastor spoke and told the crowd of another kind of Christian that believes in equality for all of Gods people. A black, lesbian, Universalist minister, Rev. Alicia Forde, spoke of her journey and of ours as a collective whole. A local psychiatrist spoke and said some pretty profound words, “Gay marriage is here. It just hasn’t happened yet.”

Overall it was a great turnout and great crowd.

From Sara in Santa Cruz ,CA:

From Ampersand in Portland, OR:

I posted a few photos of one of the two Portland demonstrations today here.

From Rachel in Raleigh, NC:

Today’s protest in Raleigh drew approximately 1,000 out of their homes despite the rain. Jimmy Creech spoke before we marched to the governor’s mansion and hung a rainbow flag on an empty pole outside the gate. Our peaceful gathering included many, many gay allies who stood with us in reminding the country that the time to end discrimination is now, this day, this hour.

From Charles in New York:

I’ve been reading Box Turtle Bulletin for a few weeks now. I was at the protest today in New York. Here are some of my pictures.

From Tracie in Louisville, KY:

Brutally cold and wet but a couple of hundred showed up through out the day!

From Dan in Boise, ID:

Was only able to stay for about 45 minutes but here are the pictures I took.

From Michael in Chicago:

I went to the rally in Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago today, and I took a bunch of pictures there. Here is the link to them on Flickr. … One item of particular interest you will no doubt want to check out is the final picture in the set above. Other places may have had larger numbers than Chicago or more exciting speakers, but only Chicago had BOTH Peter LaBarbera and Matt Barber (with only two other people) providing the protest anti-protest!



From Sachi in San Diego:

Here is a link to the pics I took at the San Diego march.


From Marilyn in Seattle:


From KipEsquire in New York City:

From Arbitrary.Marks in Austin, TX:

From our own Daniel Gonzales in Ventura, CA:

From Adrienne Critcher in Shreveport, LA:

“We had a great rally downtown in Shreveport, LA in front of the Caddo Parish Courthouse (seen in the movie “W”). Shreveport is located in very conservative Northwest Louisiana, close to both Texas and Arkansas. There were over 150 people present with great signs. The event was sponsored by the Louisiana State University in Shreveport Gay-Straight Alliance and P.A.C.E. (Political Action Council for Equality – www.loveandletlove.org ). Lots of young people and the media there too! A great success!!”

From Bill and Robert in Pasadena, CA:


About 400 or so people came to the rally in Pasadena, CA. We heard from a minister from All Saints Church, an African-American who was once firehosed during a civil rights protest in the South, a Mormon opposed to Prop 8, gay husbands, and lesbian moms. We marched from City Hall down Colorado Blvd. to Old Pasadena and back. Lots of people honked their horns in support, and I didn’t hear one homophobic word from anyone driving by.

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Ampersand
November 15th, 2008 | LINK

I posted a few photos of one of the two Portland demonstrations today here.

KZ
November 15th, 2008 | LINK

First thing. I love the pictures.

Then I saw the one of Mr Labarbera and Mr Barber. Can anyone give a good reason why Peter is the way he is? AFTAH is mostly a joke. I find it difficult to find any Truth in it. Does he think all homosexuals act like what he posts on his website? I’d think he’d be much happier pursuing something else… …like finding a life of his own.

Buffy
November 15th, 2008 | LINK

I just sent some pics from the protest we attended in San Jose, CA. More are available on our blogs.

djames
November 15th, 2008 | LINK

Here are some shots from Atlanta:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/djames1313/3033724648/

djames
November 15th, 2008 | LINK

sorry, here are the photos, the above link is only one photo!

=)

djames
November 15th, 2008 | LINK

http://www.flickr.com/photos/djames1313/sets/72157609155997618/show/

Buffy
November 15th, 2008 | LINK

I’ve tried twice now to e-mail some pics but my messages keep bouncing back. Here are links to our blog posts:

http://gaytheistagenda.lavenderliberal.com/2008/11/15/join-the-impact-san-jose-pictures/

http://news.lavenderliberal.com/2008/11/15/photos-from-san-jose-protest-111508/

Kay
November 16th, 2008 | LINK

These are a few pics I took at the Prop 8 Rally/Show of Solidarity in Vancouver, BC this morning, on the steps of the Van Art Gallery:

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr45/BakedBread/DSCF0100.jpg

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr45/BakedBread/DSCF0101.jpg

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr45/BakedBread/DSCF0103.jpg

:)

Not huge, but energized crowd, and good job by the organizers.

Several couples came up and spoke about their struggles and experiences. It was wonderful to hear their stories.

JoeSteel
November 16th, 2008 | LINK

Here’s my Flickr set of the LA protest.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/artofjoe/sets/72157609231810127/

I felt bad for the guy in the chicken costume, he must have been thoroughly cooked by the time we got to “The Cornfield.”
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3207/3035318257_efe8f0ba77_b.jpg

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