San Francisco 2008, Halloween Pumpkin Carving

Missing San Francisco. Here are some pics from Halloween 2008.

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Fight the H8 Protest

Some recent Fight the H8 graphics seem a bit vigilant for my tastes. Does it really represent this movement? I’m not sure. We’ve gone from the happy rainbow to the red and the black. But Kenny and I are going to the protest anyway.

I’ve never thought that protesting in San Francisco was anything more than a fun way to get out and see your neighbors. That’s how the culture is here. When we protest, it is amongst ourselves, and we frequently feel that we are “preaching to the choir.” This morning, however, some of us are getting up way too early on a Saturday morning to do yet another demonstration against the lawmaking that prohibits same-sex couples from the right to marry and to adopt children. Normally, I would say that this is just like any other politically charged happy-faced rally and would consider not going, but it really seems to me that this is a nationwide effort. It matters more to me that we are making a statement that we are everywhere, not just San Francisco and not just California. My hope is that a nationwide demonstration will lend the feeling of “hey, we’re all in the same boat” that we feel in San Francisco. So even if you don’t know what the heck is going on and even if you disagree about the effectiveness of boycotting and protests, find out if there’s a protest near you and show your face.

Get out of the house, see who your neighbors are and have fun.