Saturday, October 10, 2009
We interrupt your previously scheduled continuation of the Wingman Chronicles for this announcement:
Polly's going gaying.
Tomorrow is the National Equality Rally in Washington D.C. Since the blogosphere's been atwitter with news of the movement for weeks I won't bore you with rhetoric or start waxing poetic about the Million Mo March. For those of you living under a rock, it's a major event bussing, training and trekking tens of thousands of gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual, transgender and sympathetic individuals, as well as many other civil rights groups, to the capitol to make some pretty basic demands: equal rights for everyone of every sexual orientation and skin color. You can bet your sweet assless chaps that gay marriage will definitely be a hot-button issue, running neck in neck with the military's archaic "Don't ask, don't tell" policy.
Anyone who has read this blog is well aware of my mercurial feelings on the modern institution of marriage. While it may or may not be right for me, I feel no upstanding and law abiding man, woman, drag queen, drama queen or kid on Eight Ave. in hot pants with a penis popsicle in his hand deserves to have a "democratic" government dictate whether their commitment for the person they love is legally legitimate or not.
And so I march, very proudly, alongside the thousands of others whose voices should be heard.
For the ubergay readers, I respectfully request that you dress yourself in the most offensive lingerie you have, toss on a feather boa and run up and down the capitol spraying anti-gay protesters in the face with a penis-super-soaker water gun. That's what you call having a good offense.
For the defensers, I'll be right there with you. People going, just Direct Message @pollysyllabick on Twitter and maybe we can join forces. @pollysyllabick will be live tweeting throughout the day as well, and my tweets will be WAY cooler than those of, say, the New York Times. Maybe not as informative, but cooler.
Pictures and tales from the front lines to follow. The Wingman Chronicles will continue soon thereafter.
Wish us luck!