Awesome success. Main point: Go to your local protest on Saturday. No excuses. Remarkably, every state has at least two planned protests. (California has fifty-three.) This will be an unprecedented nationwide event. Be part of it.
Last night ten thousand people gathered outside the Upper West Side's Mormon temple to protest LDS funding of Prop 8, then marched down Broadway to Columbus Circle. It is illegal for tax-exempt religious organizations to engage in politics. And yet.
Gay City News has the full story. The New York Daily News has a video clip featuring Whoopi Goldberg who spoke with quiet outrage. Justin Ciambra's longer clip, with Corey Johnson, is here. Among the throngs I also saw Bob Smith, who naturally authored the funniest sign of the night (below), Judy Gold, Eddie Sarfaty, Michelangelo Signorile, Dan Savage [click to see him outwit Colbert], Larry Kramer, rockin an orange jacket as was I, an inexplicably grim Michael Cunningham, a happy John Weir, and an ecstatic Eric "I say EQUAL! You say RIGHTS!" Leven.
See you Saturday.