This week, try brainstorming a way that you and your peers can demonstrate your support for Gay rights.
Could you do a "Everyone wear red shirts to school" day?
Kind of like Gay Days at Disneyland,* where everyone who's Gay or a Gay Ally wears red shirts, and the park is a veritable SEA of red???
It was a powerful experience for me, going to Disneyland, and seeing so many people who supported me, and who would SMILE at me when I held my husband's hand.
Who think two gay men raising a child with love is a blessing.
Who support me being myself.
Heck, even Minnie Mouse wore Red!
I wish EVERYONE who's Gay or a Gay Ally could have the experience of going to Disneyland on Gay Days, and being, for once, in the MAJORITY. Being in a place where our Gay love isn't sexualized, it's just seen and accepted and celebrated by almost everyone to be as much a miracle as straight love.
But, Disneyland's expensive. And far away for most people.
So what can you and your friends do, right at home?
In your school?
Where you work?
Or maybe on the weekend?
How can you feel connected to the community of Gay and Straight Allies, and feel empowered and supported in being YOU?
I'd like to wear my red shirt, and get a lot of other people to wear red, too... Maybe on Valentine's Day 2009?
What do you think? Is taking over that holiday a good idea?
What do you think our virtual Gay-Straight Alliance should do?
What do you think YOU might do?
Let me know what you think,
*Interestingly, Gay Days at Disneyland is an "unofficial" event. Hmmm...