Having split from Cleve Jones and the National Equality March’s umbrella group Equality Across America last year, Robin McGehee and Kip Williams haven’t been sitting on their hands. In between meeting with moneyed A-gays, they’ve launched their own project, Get Equal, which is already hawking its wares. It has a mission statement you’ve read a thousand times before from activist groups: “to create a movement of everyday people—lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and straight—who are dedicated to bringing about full legal and social equality.” That’s great! Even greater is this promo video from Will Phillips, the 10-year-old Arkansas school boy who refused to say the pledge of allegiance.
Says Will: “I took a risk and got into a little bit of trouble, but it was for equality. And if we’re going to achieve equality, everyone needs to take a small risk, and maybe get into a little bit of trouble.” Oh god to we want to climb trees with this kid.