Monday, November 17, 2008

How was your Saturday?

Mine was productive:

Yes readers, I was in that crowd of 12,000 on a very hot (95 degrees!) California day, marching to protest the passing of Prop 8. It was amazing, actually. The crowd was very diverse, people brought their children, the speeches were moving and the whole mood of the day was just...really good. I was proud to have been there, heatstroke and all.

Sadly, the march was slightly overshadowed by our yearly natural disaster, otherwise known as fire season:

Can you believe it? I could smell the fires in my home with the windows and doors shut. A friend of mine, who lives in Culver City, had ash raining down on him as he ran errands Sunday morning. Los Angeles has been a wild place to live lately.

I know I owe you all some freak stories; I've been very political (and lazy) lately. They're coming; sadly, I've still got plenty left. Till then, enjoy Wanda Sykes pontificating on gay marriage:

March image courtesy of Gay Socialites.
Fire image by Getty Images.

UPDATE: Hey, Catholics? Coming from someone who was raised Catholic, feel free to join the 21st century. You will not burst into flames, I swear to god!

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Anonymous Lisa KS said...

Omg, that was so funny. :)

3:31 PM  
Blogger Letty Cruz said...

Your Saturday was like my Thursday. Joined my sister and her partner in a Walk Against H8 here in Palm Springs -- not the demonstration that was taken way out of context on the national news, though. That was right after election day in front of city hall -- this nasty piece of work went there and goaded the protesters with a styrofoam cross about going to hell, etc., (was told by a Desert Sun reporter). Anyway, feelings were very raw and then the smash-up of her cross happened. And then she played the poor wittle old lady in distress. She and her freaky ghoulish band of pentecostalish (one dude was doing a speaking in tonuges thing at the police line) tried to "march" alongside us on Thursday but the police let them only at the spot where we stopped on Arenas to hear speakers. Anyway, thanks for posting about Wanda Sykes. Her reaction is like my sister's and her partner. They are very private, and it takes a lot to get them out. If it wasn't for my sister being gay she would have nothing to do with politics; politics repulses her for the most part. But this is personal, and yes, it's as if she was attacked, because she was. Anyway, love your post and good night!

10:06 PM  
Blogger Ginger said...

Hey Letty!

I'm not keen on busting up old ladies' crosses, even if they're crazy old ladies who speak in tongues. However, I'm glad the police put a leash on her and her cronies.

There were counter-protesters in LA too; they were corralled behind police barriers. A No on Prop 8 supporter stood right next to them on the other side of the barrier; he held a Nazi flag sign which had an arrow on it - pointed right at the fundies. I had a good laugh over that one.

Saw some terrific signs that day - "More Glitter, Less Bitter," "We Hate Prop 8" and "I Only Want One Wife" were among my faves.

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