October 18, 2008

The recently married Ellen DeGeneres paid out of her own pocket to make an ad urging Californians to vote No on Proposition 8. And with good reason. Thanks to the deep out-of-state purses of the Mormon church, focusing exclusively on fear-mongering over children and schools (not marriage itself), encouraging members to volunteer time and money, they have been able to spread their message far and wide.

You can help. You can volunteer on for No on 8 Campaign. There are a few supporters who have offered to match dollar-for-dollar donations this weekend, so if you afford to do so, please donate money. Kossacks are on the case as well.

Lane Hudson has written an Open Letter to Dianne Feinstein, the former SF Mayor and current California Senator to remember her roots in supporting the gay community and forcefully voice her opposition to Proposition 8.

Your statement opposing Prop 8 is insufficient and borders on disrespect to our community. You announced the murder of Harvey Milk and Mayor Moscone to the world from the steps of San Francisco City Hall. You have not only seen first-hand the horror that results from discrimination, but have had to deal with its aftermath.

That you have not joined with the campaign to actively and vocally oppose this awful assault on civil equality is shameful. At a time when a film about Harvey Milk is about to be released to the widest audience ever and is generating a significant amount of Oscar buzz, I hope you will find it within your soul to actively join the fight to defeat Prop 8.

Your political career was catapulted by the death of one of our icons and heroes. It's time you honored Harvey Milk and your own place in history by giving voice to what he would say about Prop 8 if he were not savagely taken from us that fateful day in 1978. Paraphrasing your own words, we can't just hope Prop 8 won't pass....we need 'all hands on deck' to defeat it, including you.

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