Proposition 8 Protest Rally In Atlanta
That's me in the middle with the hat (it was freezing!) standing next to poet Stacie Boschma and Lisa Allender turning around to look at us as we arrived at the Proposition 8 protest on the grounds of the Georgia State Capitol.
There were more than 1,000 people on the steps and in the street in front of the Georgia State Capitol building in Atlanta for the Proposition 8 rally this afternoon.
Protestors carrying signs and rainbow flags spilled out into the street in front of the Georgia State Capitol for today's Proposition 8 protest.
Loved this sign by a Proposition 8 protestor: Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride.
Looking down the steps at the protestors gathering for the Proposition 8 rally in Atlanta.
Many thanks to Cleo Creech for taking all these photos today. I met up with Cleo, Dustin Brookshire (check out his nifty new O our president bumper stickers) and his friend Justin, Lisa Allender and Theresa Davis for brunch at Radial Cafe and then we jumped on MARTA and went to the capitol. Saw lots of other folks I know, including Jessica Hand, Stanley Fong and Myron Blaine. State Rep. Karla Drenner, our openly gay legislator, spoke about the importance of getting out to vote for Jim Martin for U.S. Senate in the Dec. 2 runoff and writer Evelyn Coleman moved us all with her impassioned speech about civil and human rights for all. There were more than a 1,000 people gathered, but it drizzled rain for a bit and then it was just freezing cold. It was great to see so many people out for the rally. CNN just posted a story about the nationwide day of protest against Proposition 8.
UPDATE: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution put the crowd at 1,500-plus and published some photos online.