No On Prop 8 Peaceful Protest & Candlelight Vigil:
Saturday 11/29 7pm
Long Beach Performing Arts Center
300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

Be there.

The vigil was well attended for a cold, Saturday night. I counted 70 people. There were a couple drive-by hecklers—like the tiny guy in a huge truck that pumped his fist and yelled “yes on 8, yes on 8,” and the guy who screamed “go home, fags!” out the passenger window of his friend’s old pathfinder. Otherwise, there was a lot of support from passersby and more honks and cheers than could be counted.

Ultimately, it reminded me of when I used to sit vigil with my candles and the Catholics to protest corporal punishment in this state. At the end, everything is the same, and you have to go home knowing it.