Join the Impact is having a national day of protest against the Defense of Marriage Act this weekend. While we’ve been critical of Join the Impact’s love of silent protests, it seems that what happens in practice is that people make their own kind of actions at these events. We think saying ‘Do something about DOMA this weekend!’ and leaving the specific something up the individual organizers is a great idea that empowers community creativity and talent and lets them tailor the event to their specific local needs.
Case in point is West Hollywood’s flava-o-protest this weekend. It’s dubbed an “Action Fair” and will feature a live version of Marc Shaiman’s Prop 8 Musical that all your straight friends forwarded you last month.
The organizers tell us:
“This event, organized by the Equal Roots Coalition with the support and involvement of Join the Impact, the Courage Campaign, and Love, Honor, Cherish – among other organizations – will also feature a live presentation of “Prop. 8: The Musical,” featuring guest appearances by Queer As Folk’s Peter Paige, Ugly Betty’s Alec Mapa, My So-Called Life’s Wilson Cruz, Heroes’ Brea Grant, and Noah’s Arc’s Daryl Stephens and Doug Spearman.”
More details here and to learn more about events in your city or to start your own, go to Join the Impact.
“that all your straight friends forwarded you”
LOL how true!!
Japhy… I’ve got to hand it to you… you got me reading Queerty again. Glad to see the emphasis on the political stories… and your wit, to boot.
Ryan, meet Japhy. Remember, you’re dating each other!
Moses, Moses, Moses, er, Japhy, Japhy, Japhy!
Just when we thought your political pubes were starting to sprout you’re back to promoting the puerile fantasies of the Join the Impacted Bowels crowd. Reallyâ€”how many brain cells did you kill with too many Cosmos on New Year’s Eve that you’re back to not engaging your brain before you drive off the deadly cliff of Critical Analysis Failure?
You say: “We think saying ‘Do something about DOMA this weekend!’ and leaving the specific something up the individual organizers is a great idea that empowers community creativity and talent and lets them tailor the event to their specific local needs.”
Uh, please note: “DOMA” here clearly refers to the FEDERAL version not the many state versions [and CA no longer has one period]. Therefore, calling this a DOMA event and then focusing on “specific local needs” is like announcing a football game and then playing ping pong.
And, fucking puhleeze! STOP with following the Impacteds’ practice of throwing around words that are MEANINGLESS in terms of what they’re doing. “Empowers”? “Castrates” is more apt given that adolescent Amy and her homos er homeys have repeatedly pissed away anger and huge crowds for the OPPOSITE of ACTion.
What next “Bakesales for ENDA”?
With less than two weeks until Obama is officially canonized the ONLY focus of any LGBT events should be protesting his shoving Warren up our asses and them ramming antigay Tim Kaine up right after him. This, as Michael Lucas could tell you, is known as a “Double Fuck.”
The only thing different about the latest political circle jerk in West Hollywood is that it has musical accompaniment and cameos by a gaggle of nelly D-listers.
To paraphrase John Lennon: “All we are saying is, ‘give balls a chance’.”
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