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All Ages Celebrate Gay Marriage Victory
by Mountain View Eye
Thursday Aug 5th, 2010 3:16 AM
Photos by R. Robertson and E. Moran
Top photo "All Ages Rally" by E. Moran
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Mountain View's march and rally in support of marriage equality was a family friendly, all ages event yesterday. About 100 people started at the Caltrain station with a brief pre-rally, then marched to City Hall, where teachers and children had helped the Raging Grannies post up marriage rights banners and posters. In the plaza in front of City Hall, the Raging Grannies sang at the top of the program; several speakers addressed the crowd and to wind up the event members of Outlet shared their stories.

Outlet is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth organization based in Mountain View. It is the Peninsula's only comprehensive LGBTQQ group for young people. Outlet also provides support to Spanish speakers.

The Raging Grannies international organization started in Victoria, B.C. (Canada) over 20 years ago. The Raging Grannies Action League, based in the Mountain View/Palo Alto area, gain inspiration from their Canadian sisters. The Grannies take on topics that concern the welfare of future generations, including lesbian, gay, and transgender rights.
§March to City Hall
by Mountain View Eye Thursday Aug 5th, 2010 3:16 AM
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E. Moran
§Meanwhile at City Hall...
by Mountain View Eye Thursday Aug 5th, 2010 3:16 AM

The Grannies recruited new friends to help put up banners
R. Robertson
§This young men was a good climber...
by Mountain View Eye Thursday Aug 5th, 2010 3:16 AM

Preparing for the arrival of over 100 marchers!
R. Robertson
§Banners ready, the Grannies await the marchers
by Mountain View Eye Thursday Aug 5th, 2010 3:16 AM

R. Robertson
§Granny Denley and the rest of the Grannies burst into song as marchers arrive
by Mountain View Eye Thursday Aug 5th, 2010 3:16 AM

E. Moran
§Granny Gail greets the arrivals
by Mountain View Eye Thursday Aug 5th, 2010 3:16 AM

Lyrics in hand, Gail leads a singalong
E. Moran
§Members of Outlet arrive
by Mountain View Eye Thursday Aug 5th, 2010 3:16 AM
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E. Moran
§Crowd gathers in front of City Hall
by Mountain View Eye Thursday Aug 5th, 2010 3:16 AM
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E. Moran
§listening to speakers
by Mountain View Eye Thursday Aug 5th, 2010 3:16 AM

R. Robertson
§Outlet members take turns adressing the crowd
by Mountain View Eye Thursday Aug 5th, 2010 3:16 AM

R. Robertson
§After-party with Mtn. View H.S. students
by Mountain View Eye Thursday Aug 5th, 2010 3:16 AM