October 12th, 2003

If you're on my friends list, I urge you to read every word of this post.

Today's date is a significant day for everyone. It is significant for me for several reasons. It is the 2nd wedding anniversary of my best friends/roomates Maggie & Nathan. It is the start of "Marriage Protection Week", this bullshit excuse legitimized by President Asshole for the Uber-Right conservatives and the Religious Reich to make a mockery of everything my family holds sacred. It's also something else, perhaps the most horrifying, bitter slap in the face of all. "Marriage Protection Week" begins on the 5th anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard. Right about the time this bullshit was announced on the 6th, he was kidnapped, beaten, tied to a fence in the middle of nowhere on a freezing Wyoming night, and left to die - which he did six days later. Their reasoning is nothing but fascist, hateful rhetoric.

What can you do? Get Proactive and use your voice! That's what you can do:

I have collected these icons for anyone to use for the week or longer, so by all means check them out and yank a few:

Many thanks, much gratitude, respect and love to vanityfair, constantine and ladysisyphus for information in other posts!