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Thursday, 04 December 2008 00:00

ANNIE ON OFFENSE

In the wake of the passage of Prop 102 in Arizona, Phoenix activist Annie Loyd has helped organize several successful demonstrations in reaction to the anti-gay prop.

First, there was a march on November 15 that drew thousands in downtown Phoenix. Then a 1,000-person demo in Glendale, which was initially organized to counter a planned protest by Kansas gay-hater Fred Phelps' virulently homophobic Westboro Baptist Church but turned into a sort of pro-gay marriage, gay rights love-in when WBC didn't show. And, finally, a candlelight vigil across from the Mormon Arizona Temple in Mesa, on the night the temple's popular Christmas light display opened.

"Today is a new day," Loyd told The Bird recently. "It's about the people, not the politicians."

 

Today the choice is no longer between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (1929-1968), Stride Toward Freedom, 1958

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