National Equality March

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I'm gay. In case you didn't know. I can hear you now. How can that be Chantel? You were married, you have two absolutely amazing children. I know, I know. My coming out story is a post for another day. My sexuality is neither something I wear on sleeve, or shout from the rooftops, or hide. It's just another piece to the puzzle that makes me teh awesome person that I am.

On October 11th, my love and I went to Washington DC for the National Equality March. The movement was started by Equality Across America and their mission is one federal solution to full equality. It goes beyond gay marriage. It's about Health Care, serving in the Military, a world free of discrimination and hate crimes. It's a grassroots efforts that starts in your Congressional District.

I always get goosebumps surrounded by thousands of people with the same common denominator. My love and I didn't think twice about holding hands, stealing a kiss and all that mushy stuff. The fact that we have to think twice in other situations is exactly the point!

If you believe that everyone regardless of their sexuality deserves:

To live a life free of hate and discrimination.
Be able to marry and have same rights as heterosexual couples.
Serve in the military openly and without judgment and retaliation.

Please check out Equality Across America and get involved.

Here are some of my favorite pictures from that day.


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i did not know this but good for you! i'm glad you went to that and fought for it! i agree that there should be equality all over. xo

This was an amazing day and time for a call to Equality. Glad we made it out and had a chance to see and hear what others are doing about fairness and life for all and LGBT.

Nice photo slide show :)

I am one half of a heterosexual couple and you are one half of a gay couple and together we are equal. Fuck the assholes who think and say otherwise. Sorry for the language, but I'm tired of hearing about people getting beat up and talked about because of it. We're all human, that's what it comes down to and that's all that should matter. I liked you and your personality (and like I said about your name) before I knew this about you, and this hasn't changed anything. I wish you (and your partner) the best and a stress free life free of having to deal with ignorance.

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