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Just in from AmericaBlog:

Protest opportunity in Ogden, Utah tonight? on November 16

Sunday, November 16th at 6:30pm at Weber State University LDS Institute of Religion

Meanwhile, out in Oakland:

Proposition 8 opponents will converge at the Oakland Mormon Temple today (Sunday) at Noon.

And this Wednesday evening, Nov 12, from 6:30 - 8:00 at Columbus Ave at 65th St.,
join your fellow New Yorkers for a peaceful demonstration at the NYC Mormon Temple.

An estimated 2,000 5,000 protestors gathered
near the Salt Lake LDS Temple this evening ...

Phone interview with organizer Jacob Whipple.

The ultimate Salt Lake City Prop 8 protest Photo Album






Milk.        Screenplay by fellow former Mormon Dustin Lance Black.

List of Upcoming Prop 8 Protests and Rallies

AMERICAblog: 1,000 people protest outside LDS Temple in LA

Calitics: Massive Protest At Mormon Temple In Los Angeles

Pam's House Blend: Prop 8 protests going strong

Salt Lake Temple Protest: Friday, Nov. 7th @ 6 p.m.
  @ North Temple and State Street, Salt Lake City

Speakers include State Senator Scott McCoy and Representative Jackie Biskupski.

California Community Gatherings

Fight the religious right: Repeal Prop 8 and restore marriage equality to California

Sign the pledge to build the Marriage Equality Movement

The birth of a new Marriage Equality Movement -- the civil rights movement of the 21st Century -- is unfolding before our eyes.

Movements are visceral and popular, often borne of outrage and anger. What we are witnessing on the streets and online is a community of people who have come together to say: "These are our lives. This is our time. This is unacceptable." Organized from the bottom-up by thousands of ordinary people just like you in the last 48 hours, this people-powered phenomenon is exponentially growing by the minute, online and offline.

This is our moment to stand strong together -- gay and straight -- and say that we refuse to accept a California where discrimination is enshrined in our state constitution. Please show your support by pledging to support our campaign to repeal Prop 8 and restore marriage equality to California.

Please sign the pledge to repeal Prop 8 -- then forward this link to your friends.

"Just try it ... And I'll start a riot"

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Reuven said...

The last verse, which she didn't sing is even more appropriate:

Old man sunshine listen you!
Never tell me dreams come true.
Just try it --
And I'll start a riot.
I'm certain
It's the final curtain.
I never want to hear from any cheerful Pollyannas,
Who tell you fate,
Supplies a mate --
It's all bananas!

They're writing songs of love,
But not for me:
A lucky star's above,
But not for me.
With love to lead the way,
I've found more skies of gray
Than any Russian play
Could guarantee.
I was a fool to fail!
And get that way,
Heigh ho! Alas!
And also lackaday!
Although I can't dismiss
The mem'ry of his kiss...

It started of so swell,
This "let's pretend."
It all began so well,
But what an end!
The climax of a plot,
Should be the marriage knot,
But there's no knot for me.

J. Max Powers said...

Chino are you one of those ex-missionaries above?

Chino Blanco said...

Nah, but those are real former missionaries in the photo.

I'm a former missionary as well, but about 10 years older.

Reuven said...


How did you become a Mormon? Were you born into it?

Chino Blanco said...

Born into a line of Mormons that goes back to pioneer days ...

ggggg-father = Lewis Barney

Unknown said...

Guys there is a great LGBT civil rights organization called the Empowering Spirits Foundation. They are very creative in how they approach this hot topic issue of gay marriage, in that they engage in service oriented activities in communities typically opposed to equal rights to foster thought and change for LGBT equality.

A friend of mine told me about it and I thought it was a great, positive approach to the issue. We had so much fun at the last event and it was great to give back to the community. Plus it was great to converse with others on the other side of the table in a way that wasn't confrontational.

Anyway, this can be such a heated issue and I thought this was a unique approach.

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