Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Cover of the Day - The Advocate - & The National (GAY) Equality March

The September 2009 Advocate looks like a collectors item. Get yours before it sells out. The cover story is a sobering assessment of the disappointing realization that the Fierce Advocate is not going to be handing out rights to anyone. As always, people are going to have to get angry, get arrested, and fight like hell to make the President be true to his campaign promises.

A good place to start is at The National Equality March - Washington, D.C., October 10-11, 2009.

The Advocate: Hope and History -- As a candidate Obama promised us a lot; as president he’s delivered very little -- and many gay people are getting impatient. Does the outcry He looked like a hero, and that was the problem. Barack Obama seemed almost reckless with the truth, implausibly idealistic -- and (though we might not have said this out loud) we worried that America wasn’t “ready for a black president.” this president’s indifference, or reveal our own impotence as a movement?

. . . [W]ho among our leaders, who among those 200 that gathered in the East Room—is willing to be arrested to bring attention to our experience of inequality?