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'Civil Gratitude' Event Information.

Thursday, April 01, 2004
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Event Type:
Party/Street Party
Location Details:
On the green across Polk from City Hall.

Civil Gratitude

We hereby call for all LGBTQ Persons and their Supporters to take off April 1st 2004 and go to the park nearest to City Hall for a ‘Thank You’ Party to thank all the Cities that have recognized our Right To Same-Sex Marriage!

We realize that most people will not be able to take the whole day off from work, so we ask that you take a 2-hour lunch from 11am to 1pm instead. That gives 30 mins to get to the party with your own boxed lunch-n-drink, an hour to celebrate, and 30 mins to get back to work. And the people who can take off more time are requested to show up early to help set up or to stay late to help pick up the trash, (no gratitude in leaving trash everywhere.)

This is a Multi-City Event being planed to happen on the same day in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Boston, New York, and Washington D.C. For those people in other Cities who wish to show solidarity but there is no event organized in your city that you go to your own City Hall for an ‘Extended Lunch’ on the steps, or to the nearest park to City Hall.

What better way to show the Nation just how Decent and Normal we are than to have a party Specifically to show our Gratitude? We could not have come this far without them, and they deserve to be thanked for their efforts. Instead of Society seeing us as different we have a chance here to show ourselves as we truly are - just people, no different than anybody else, who recognize the value of the Civil Rights that we have thus far attained.

There is still a long road ahead of us, and we are up to the task, but we deserve a short break now to enjoy what progress we have made thus far. After all, what good is getting our Civil Rights unless we have a chance to enjoy having them? Why should people be motivated to help us unless we properly thank them for their efforts? We are Fighting the Right Fight, the Good Fight, a Fight we shouldn’t have to Fight, and we are going to Fight Fair. For a Victory Won Fairly Is Sweeter Than One By Dishonesty.

Added to the calendar on Mon, Mar 22, 2004 5:40PM
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