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Summer Marriage Equality Tour

Tour Objective: Last year, I helped organize the 2010 Summer for Marriage Tour with the National Organization for Marriage. Over the course of 30 days, we traveled more than 10,000 miles to spread a discriminatory message I once believed in to oppose same-sex marriage.

Ironically, it was that very summer tour that led me to change my mind and come to support marriage equality. This new tour will serve as a testimony to that change and will seek to spread two messages.

Firstly, that marriage equality is not an ideological issue. Too many see support for gay rights as strictly a liberal issue. That’s a mistake. Supporting the constitutional rights of all citizens is a conservative issue, too.

Secondly, the tour will seek to demonstrate to conservative legislators across the country that more and more people are coming to support marriage equality. Eventually, that truth will start reflecting changes among conservatives, too. If I, an opinionated conservative can change my mind, it won’t be long before many other conservatives do, too. Not to mention independents.

Signal boost! Folks, if you can donate to this, please do. This is Louis Marinelli, former organizer for NOM. He’s attempting, as a conservative, to do a summer of equality tour that’s similar to the NOM tour of 2010.

Read about Louis Marinelli’s personal journey here.

Tour dates here.

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Please, if you’re religious, pray. If not, send positive energy to Laramie, Wyo. tonight. One of our GLBTQ community members needs your support. We fervently hope not to see another name on that tragic list of late. So please, just hope. Reblog this. I believe in the power of a community pulling for one person. Tonight, I am asking you for help on behalf of one person in Laramie, but I know there’s many others out there - even tonight - feeling alone. 
If there’s any of you out there feeling alone tonight, you’re not. We are in Laramie, but we are also everywhere. If you need to talk, reach out to the Tumblr community. I answer every message. Call the Trevor Project at 1-866-4-U-TREVOR. They also have LiveChat. 
No more. 

Please, if you’re religious, pray. If not, send positive energy to Laramie, Wyo. tonight. One of our GLBTQ community members needs your support. We fervently hope not to see another name on that tragic list of late. So please, just hope. Reblog this. I believe in the power of a community pulling for one person. Tonight, I am asking you for help on behalf of one person in Laramie, but I know there’s many others out there - even tonight - feeling alone. 

If there’s any of you out there feeling alone tonight, you’re not. We are in Laramie, but we are also everywhere. If you need to talk, reach out to the Tumblr community. I answer every message. Call the Trevor Project at 1-866-4-U-TREVOR. They also have LiveChat. 

No more. 

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chunkofchange:

An eighth grader in the Houston area, Asher Brown, has committed suicide after being relentlessly bullied at school for being gay.
A US college student committed suicide the day after authorities say two fellow students surreptitiously recorded him having sex with a man in his dorm room and broadcast it over the internet. Tyler Clementi of New Jersey jumped off the George Washington Bridge, a lawyer for his family said. His body hasn’t been recovered.
Seth Walsh, a student at Jacobsen Middle School in Tehachapi, Calif., was found unconscious and not breathing on Sept. 19 after he apparently tried to hang himself from a tree in his backyard, according to a police report obtained by The Bakersfield Californian. Friends said that Seth had been picked on for years because he was gay. He later passed away.
This has to stop.

 Dear Anonymous Christian below,
THIS IS WHY I FUCKING POST ALL THAT GAY STUFF! Your hatred has real-life consequences. Look into the eyes of each person above for just a moment and remember, this person is DEAD. Fin. No more. All because of hatred.
This could be here, this could be anywhere…. No more.
Sincerely,
Meg

chunkofchange:

An eighth grader in the Houston area, Asher Brown, has committed suicide after being relentlessly bullied at school for being gay.

A US college student committed suicide the day after authorities say two fellow students surreptitiously recorded him having sex with a man in his dorm room and broadcast it over the internet. Tyler Clementi of New Jersey jumped off the George Washington Bridge, a lawyer for his family said. His body hasn’t been recovered.

Seth Walsh, a student at Jacobsen Middle School in Tehachapi, Calif., was found unconscious and not breathing on Sept. 19 after he apparently tried to hang himself from a tree in his backyard, according to a police report obtained by The Bakersfield Californian. Friends said that Seth had been picked on for years because he was gay. He later passed away.

This has to stop.

 Dear Anonymous Christian below,

THIS IS WHY I FUCKING POST ALL THAT GAY STUFF! Your hatred has real-life consequences. Look into the eyes of each person above for just a moment and remember, this person is DEAD. Fin. No more. All because of hatred.

This could be here, this could be anywhere…. No more.

Sincerely,

Meg

(Source: sleepyblob)

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