The just-formed Dallas Principles is part mission statement and part game plan for what the future of gay rights will look like. There’s not much in here about black tie cocktail parties, hobnobbing with institutional politicians, nor issuing press releases merely “applauding” gay rights victories. Just a plain old, grassroots stab at activism, mobilization, and getting shit done. Are we looking at a new ground floor for civil rights? Or a fly-by-night whimsical dream of a new era where we actually hold our elected officials accountable?