My personal goal for the upcoming National Equality March is to use this blog to paint a more human face on the effort. I have this hunch that media coverage will consist mostly of “Look who spoke! Look, there were x number of people there!” That’s just shallow hype, and I think it’s important to think of this march as simply a new starting point, and it’s vital to the movement that we keep moving forward on these issues.
That being said, I’m proud to introduce a new feature here on ZackFord Blogs, Faces For Equality.
Faces For Equality will feature short vignettes of folks participating in the rally this weekend and in events to come. There are so many personal stories waiting to be told by the individuals supporting this movement, and I’m determined to make sure they are heard.
This weekend, I will be traversing all over the events and interviewing the people that I meet. Our conversations will be short, but hopefully meaningful. Who are these people marching, and more importantly, why is the march important to them? I also plan to ask everyone I talk to what kind of change they’d like to see in the United States. It’s important to remember that even though we’ll all be marching for queer equality, we all have our own personal struggles with other issues as well.
I’m hoping this feature can showcase and illuminate the diversity of perspectives that make up this important movement.
If you would like to contribute your story, please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can hopefully try to meet up this weekend. Then, over the next few weeks, check back here at ZackFord Blogs to see the various stories from the march.
I’m very excited to connect with all kinds of people this weekend and share their stories with the world, preserved here to help maintain the new momentum of the queer equality movement.