A New Moment for Equality?

Many in our community are wondering whether the anti-family results
of Election Day and the national reaction that followed signals a
new moment for the LGBT civil rights movement. It’s been a long
time since we’ve seen so many LGBT people and straight allies
registering their anger in the streets, and not just in the states
where these votes took place. In hundreds of cities and towns
across the nation, people have stood up, marched and demonstrated
with their own expressions of energy and outrage: “I didn’t vote on
your marriage,” “Love Not H8,” “No More Anti-Family Votes,” and
similar messages were drawn on banners, posters and signs.

* Is this a new moment–a Stonewall 2.0, as some are calling
it–or just the appropriately sized response to the largest
grassroots campaign our community has ever run?

* If it is a new moment, what’s fundamentally different from
before? How did Election Day change your perspective or the kinds
of actions you’ll take to achieve equality?

* If you could help achieve one concrete thing towards family
equality in 2009, what would it be and why?

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