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.”