It’s about time that we got back to using the word MARCH. As a founder of the very first chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) in 1966, I became aware that vigilance should be the foremost priority of any movement. In my opinion, our LGBT community and especially the grass roots of our movement became complacent, disengaged and eschewed participation.
I hope this #RESIST march re-awakens and re-ignites our vigilance. We must fully realize that our hard won freedom is fragile in this world of hatred. This march is a clarion call to us to “get out of the bars and into the streets.” We must never again be so focused on the celebration of our victories but rather warriors who continue to ensure that our victories are secure.
I was intimately involved in the No on 6, No on 64, and HIV/AIDS issues. I have worked for over 50 years to not allow anyone to control our lives.
Those of us who live in West Hollywood breathe the rather rarefied air of freedoms so often denied to our LGBT brothers and sisters in other parts of the country. So, let us MARCH for ALL of us and be ready to #RESIST