I have told you before about a couple of campaigns in California aiming to put faces on the gay people so injured by Prop8 as we begin the long slog to repeal. As I posted very recently , gay visibility is a community responsibility that was memorably articulated by the late Harvey Milk. (If you didn't read that post, please do! It got crowded out by the inauguration but I think it is one of my better pieces.)
One of the new campaigns, the Courage Campaign,is a progressive group involved in Prop8 and other causes. It has collected pictures of couples and families that say, Please don't divorce us! . (Update: Courage Campaign is also taking a page from the successful Obama playbook and setting up training for would-be activists, called Camp Courage. The goal is to train the grassroots to get out there and get the votes.)
The other campaign, Get to Know us first, has an ambitious plan to make ad buys in different markets that show brief commercials about California families who happen to include a same sex couple. Remarkably, in a recent press release, the campaign points out that its ads were rejected by KABC-Los Angeles for being "too controversial". Apparently showing an ad with a same sex couple and their kids is too controversial in the 2nd largest city in the country.