GAY MARRIAGE DOESN'T THREATEN OUR MARRIAGE
Be A Part Of Something Meaningful
adapted from Le Cafe Witteveen
Normally I wouldn’t abuse my position as a guest blogger to coerce readers to get involved in a cause.
To hell with it, this cause is easy to get involved in and combines several themes that are prevalent on this blog……
I’d like you to meet Derek Forgie. I’ve known Derek for almost twenty years- we were both involved in the arts community here in North Bay for many years before Derek moved down to Toronto in search of fame and fortune. Well, mostly fame.
Derek is the most motivated guy I know. When he wants to do something, he just does it. When he moved to Toronto he started HSSE, Heterosexuals for Same Sex Equality, a group whose mission statement is to advocate for LGBT issues from a heterosexual angle- and to get the message out that human rights are everyone’s rights.
HSSE has already organized a successful campaign called “Straight Not Narrow”- selling T-shirts and organizing community involvement including participation in the Pride Parade in Toronto. The T-shirt is awesome and sends a clear and catchy message while raising money for a great cause. I’m not here to sell you a T-shirt though, don’t worry.
The new HSSE project is centered around an ad campaign that shows real couples holding a sign that reads “Gay marriage doesn’t threaten our marriage”. Derek asked me if I could help by getting a picture of me and Misty holding a sign that carried the message- and I said I could do better than that.
I’m hoping that I can get as many of the married (or engaged) readers at Le Cafe to get Derek a photo of them holding up this sign. I’m also trying to pull some strings at some of the other blogs I frequent. The sign could be hand written, or printed off using a computer- and it doesn’t have to be to same font as the one you see above. If you like, you could add the facebook address that is written on the sign as well. Each photo should be uploaded to facebook.com/TheHSSE but if you love humans but hate social networks, feel free to e-mail the picture to me and I will forward it to Derek. My e-mail is my first name and last name (waye) all one word , ampersat, consultant, period, com- and this should not be construed as an invitation for Jude to send me pictures of Sam and Anna growling.
So to make this easy for all of you:
So get to it. Be a part of something meaningful.