A big thanks to Ann for some positive action suggestions of how we can register our dismay at the Obama team's "no you can't" attitude. The GLBT community is conspicuously missing from the transition and the cabinet. Go to the post below this one and DO SOMETHING.
Saturday night Beloved and I went to our local Light up the night candlelight vigil for gay rights. That's us on the right of this frame from a local news video. As has been our experience of nearly all the recent protests, it was very positive. We met many nice people, and what was astonishing to us was at our local protest at the local mall, more than half the participants were straights supporting their gay friends and family. You straight allies rock. (And a big hand for our local San Diego police, who have been present yet positive at all these events, and clearly there to protect everyone. You guys rock too.)
When we were there, we thought they were filming US, but they were actually filming my T-shirt that says "We will not give up and we are not done". I've heard that straight guys are only interested in women from the neck down, but really! ;-) I sent this to my mom and told her my !@#s made it to TV.
Sunday, BP and I continued our exploration of various Episcopal churches. We visited to what we discovered to be a very friendly local parish. BP recognized someone in the choir from her former Catholic parish (decades ago) and said hello after the service. He commented that post-prop 8, there were a number of Catholic refugees looking for a welcoming church. Sadly, I suspect the likes of Rick and Paul will not miss BP and others like her. I thought it was interesting that BP's old colleague said, "we welcome everyone. This is a CHRISTIAN church." Folks there were very nice. I think we might go back.