After my last post describing my adventures in downtown San Antonio while attempting to gather signatures to the Open Letter to Obama, I took to the streets again. It was about 10:30 p.m. when I, along with three others, pulled into the parking lot near a local gay bar. The crowds were coming at full force and we could have used several more people to try to obtain everyone’s signatures. It was windy and cold, but our reception was warm and tender… for the most part.
The National DOMA Protest was conducted today. I made it to the rally point and met up with the handful of people that showed up. With letters in hand we took to the streets of San Antonio and began asking for signatures.
Staying motivated is often the most difficult thing when it comes to LGBT activism and human rights generally. The odds are against us, yet we cannot lose. Losing is not an option in this battle because every time those that propagate hatred against us are victorious, they gain power. We may loss battles, but we cannot lose the war. Why? Our lives are at stake. This is not an issue of marriage, it is not an issue of Due Process or Seperate But Equal clauses. We have our lives to lose and I believe that my life, and the life of those around me, is worth fighting for.