September 30, 2009
Soooooo, this October 11th, I'll be here in DC at the National March for Equality. And everyone else will be in New York City to see Kylie Minogue perform in concert. Now, don't get me wrong I wanted to go see Kylie too but, I'm low on funds---thanks crapy economy---so, I'll be fighting for my rights---but not in my satin tights, unlike Lynda Carter. But this could be a VERY historical event if Kanye West stays away.
Now, I do know he is very gay friendly and has said a lot in the rap/hip-hop community about how cool he thinks gay people are. But with his bad press, we don't need him at this particular event. And there are plenty of other celebrity supporters of this march who may or may not be in the march and in town that week. Here's some info:
"Join us in DC this October as we march with one simple demand: full equality for all LGBT people in all matters governed by civil law in all 50 states. Now. We are guaranteed equal protection by the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution. Free and equal people do not bargain for or prioritize our rights, so we are coming to DC this October 10-11th to demand equal protection in all matters governed by civil law in all 50 states. Now. On October 11th our march will begin at 12:00 noon and end on the west lawn of the Capitol building. Our rally will begin approximately at 2:00 p.m. with three hours of inspirational speeches and music. The march is not our final destination. It is our first step toward building a national grassroots network that will continue organizing until we have achieved full equality."
"Entertainment industry endorsements include: Oscar-winning Actress Charlize Theron; Oscar-winning Producer Bruce Cohen; Oscar-winning Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black; Emmy-winning Actress Judith Light; Tony Award winners Alan Cumming and Harvey Fierstein; Jazz impresarios Kate Clinton and Dave Koz; Chad Allen; "Mad Men's" Bryan Batt; Beth Broderick; David Drake; Herb Hamsher; Lance Horne; Dan Karslake; Michael Kearns; Tim Miller; Holly Near; Larry Sullivan; Bruce Vilanch and Judge David Young.
Among the 140 new endorsers of the march are activists, strategists, and leaders in the fight for LGBT equality: Diane Abbitt, Roberta Bennett, Ethan Geto, Neil Giuliano, Cleve Jones, David Mixner, Nicole Murray-Ramirez, Ann Northrop, Torie Osborn, Judy Shepard, Nadine Smith, Peter Staley, Sean Strub, Urvashi Vaid and William Waybourn.
ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY ENDORSEMENTS Calpernia Addams, author, actor and musician Jane Anderson, Emmy Award-winning screenwriter, playwright and directorParis Barclay, Emmy Award-winning directorAnnette Bening, Oscar-nominated actorGreg Berlanti, writer, producer and directorDavid Dean Bottrell, screenwriterThe Rev. Canon Malcolm Boyd, author and Episcopal priestVictor Bumbalo, actor and playwrightIlene Chaiken, creator, writer, and executive producer, “The L Word”Wilson Cruz, actorDana Delaney, Emmy Award-winning actorRonald Dennis, actor, dancer, and singerMelissa Etheridge, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and musicianJoely Fisher, actorCarrie Fisher, actor, screenwriter and novelistJames Franco, Golden Globe Award-winning actorDavid Marshall Grant, Tony Award-nominated actorEllen Greene, Tony Award-nominated actorTrebor Healy, poet and novelistHelen Hunt, Academy Award-winning actorDave Koz, Grammy Award-nominated musicianSusan Krebs, jazz vocalistSwoosie Kurtz, Emmy Award-winning actorChad Lowe, Emmy Award-winning actorCamryn Manheim, Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award-nominated actorEwan McGregor, Golden Globe Award-nominated actorSir Ian McKellen, Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated actorJulianne Moore, Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-nominated actorMax Mutchnick, Emmy Award-winning producerKathy Najimy, actorKen Page, actor and cabaret singerPeter Paige, actor, “Queer as Folk”Pauley Perrette, actor and civil rights activistFelice Picano, PEN Award-winning writerDavid Hyde Pierce, Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning actorDavid O. Russell, directorMeg Ryan, actorEduardo Santiago, authorMark Thompson, author and gay activistMarisa Tomei, Academy Award-winning actorLiz Torres, Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award-nominated actorGus Van Sant, Academy Award-nominated director, “Milk”Ann Walker, actor"
Soooo, the trade off for me is the possibility of seeing celebs and being part of a possible moment in history---OH!! And my rights, of course. Seriously, though I'm looking forward to it. Just no Kayne, please.
But like I said, I too would love to be seeing Kylie. I've asked my friends to get some video and snap some pics. And of course they can tell me all about it when they get back. I'll trade them march stories for Kylie stories. Kylie did do a cool robot act a few years ago, which Beyonce stole for the BET awards (I think it was). Hmm, Kanye has nothing to say about that fact I guess.