Tuesday, March 05, 2013

You're Invited

Here is a message -- and invitation -- from my friend David Mixner:
The week of March 24 will be a historic week for the LGBT community, family and friends. For two days on that week, the United States Supreme Court is hearing arguments on both the DOMA and Proposition 8 cases. Rarely has a time called for dignified reflections and 'giving witness' to the moment. 
Not acknowledging the importance of those hearings in our lives is unacceptable. All over America at sunset either on Sunday March 24 or Monday, March 25 there will be vigils, visits to Congressional offices and editorial boards, LGBT couples seeking marriage licenses and even some getting arrested. 
Show up and be counted somewhere in America. Just do it. 
On Sunday evening (March 24) at 7:00PM, I will be taking a candle to Times Square - the window to the world and standing silently for one hour to give witness. I will be standing behind the half price ticket booth. There will be no speeches (although music is always welcomed) and no anger. 
Have zero idea if it will be just me standing alone with my candle or just me and a few friends. However, I am inviting you to come and stand with me to give witness to the nation and the world how important that week will be for LGBT American obtaining freedom and equality. If the spirit moves you and you in New York City come on down to Times Square with your candle, your determination to fully equal and spend an hour with me. 
Much love and peace.

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