They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. - Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol - US artist (1928 - 1987)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Hikes, Rallies, and well . . . Dinner

This past weekend was very busy. Saturday morning, I went to hike. It was exceptionally clear and it seemed as if you could see forever.

Saturday evening, we piled some friends into the car and we attended the rally against Proposition 8 in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles. It is estimated that 12,500 people attended this rally/ march. As we were walking, we noticed that Wanda Sykes was marching along with us. It is also rumored that James Franco and a few other celebrities were there marching and showing support.

The amount of people was amazing. Not only were there gay people, but everyone was represented. There were many people with clever signs. I am in a way, put off by the signs that point at various groups. In my opinion, that is doing the same thing that was done, simply in reverse. We have decided that our signs will not mention any specific groups, more mention equality. It was a great feeling to be there and be part of such a big crowd and movement. I am not sure if these rallies and marches will have any effect. One thing is certain, we feel better after attending them.

I mentioned while we were marching that it felt like the 1960's. A man in front of me turned around and told me that he was at marches in the 1960's. He pointed to some shop windows and said, if this were the 1960's those windows would be broken. Our march was a peaceful one. No incidents were reported.

This issue seems to be getting much support. Even California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said that he believes Proposition 8 will be overturned by the California Supreme Court. Which, if you think about it, already has.

After the rally, we went to Luna Park restaurant. Had a drink and some dinner. Yummy!

Sunday, we hung out, ran errands and had a friend over. I hope your weekend was good too.


Laurie said...

She is just soooo funny!!!! I love
to watch her...And like she says..
'If you don't like gay marriage...
Don't marry a gay person...'

I so wish I had the scenery that
you have... :( I would love to be
able to just get on my bike and
ride or to be able to walk
without getting hit by a car :(

You are lucky....


dit said...

lauire, she sure is funny. She was walking with a few of her friends.

We have great bike paths and so much to see and do in California. You are right, we are lucky. Have you ever been to LA?

Big hugs to you too.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I have been to California when I was 13. On a package tour. It was very rushed. LOL!

dit said...

Janus, - How fun. I bet you had a nice trip. You should come back sometime.

beatpunk said...

I'm totally going to steal the ideas for some signs for our rally on the National Mall on Saturday. Keep well, dit.

Diederick said...

"If you don't like same-sex marriage; then don't marry someone of the same sex!" - Wanda Sykes

The supreme court, indeed, already overturned it, so what are these Christheads thinking!?