Thank you Chilenguita for pointing out this video from the Courage Campaign. I can’t even begin to express how important I feel it is for allies to get involved with movements. Yes, I beleive that straight couples should actively talk about why the believe in and support gay marriage. I also think it is important for white people to explore their privilege and get involved in fighting racism. And, yes, this not so subtle message is for you fellow bloggers who happen to be heterosexual, I think you should get involved in Freedom to Marry Week.
Also Chilenguita’s video goes along so well with the Freedom to Marry announcement I am making below. Plus, I too found it to be very powerful and moving.
The following information is from the Freedom to Marry Website.
Mombian is giving out prizes to people who participate (gay or straight)
The Other Mother is also running a parralel 4 day activity featuring something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.
Freedom to Marry Week
12th Annual Observance
February 8-14, 2009
People across the country are pledging to take part in 7 Conversations in 7 Days in honor of the 12th annual Freedom to Marry Week, February 8-14, 2009. Join in the pledge today!
Having conversations is the single most important action you can take towards achieving marriage equality nationwide.
Get involved by joining in any of the 7 different ways to have conversations Feb. 8-14. We will highlight different ways to get involved each day, but feel free to get involved any way possible any day of the week!
Sunday, February 8th: YouTube Challenge
Submit a video to our YouTube Challenge for a chance to win cash prizes.
Monday, February 9th: Make Your Voice Heard
Add your face and voice to the conversation. Create a blog post, vlog, comment on our blog, change your status on facebook, or change your picture on social networks.
Tuesday, February 10th: Email for Equality
Sign the marriage resolution and email it to friends. Support your state’s equality organization and sign and circulate their petitions too!
Wednesday, February 11th: Button Up for Equality
Sign up to receive a button to wear or put our html button on your website, blog, or social networking page.
Thursday, February 12th: Face to Face to Equality
Have a face to face conversation by attending or hosting an event. Tell us about any events happening during the week, and we’ll post them.
Friday, February 13th: Txt 4 Equality
Receive a text or tweet about why marriage matters and forward on to friends.
Saturday, February 14th: Get Local With It
Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.
Encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to take the pledge to have 7 Conversations in 7 Days this February 8-14!
Stuck on what to say? Pick up some talking points and conversation starters here: How to talk about marriage equality.