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Friday, December 09, 2005

On the Road Again


Partners Dotti Berry and Roby Sapp are on a mission. They hit the road on Sept. 11 of this year on a personal crusade they've dubbed "Gay into Straight America". Their goal is simple - to engage middle America in conversations about marriage rights for gay people.
Berry said advocates of equality must spend their time working on what she calls the “moveable middle”, the percentage of the population willing to listen and change their views.

“We waste a lot of time and energy on the 10 percent of people who are against us and they will never be in our corner, but we can impact the middle,” she said.

Food for thought:
After they leave Houston, they couple and their dog will head to Columbus, Mo. , where one of their meetings include a session with a group of ministers who are supportive of gay rights, but want to know how to engage their congregations about this issue.

“They don’t want to loose their jobs, and I understand that,” Berry said. “Too often we ask more of others than we do of ourselves. We want them to speak out, but we aren’t, so we can keep our jobs and families.”
(Houston Voice Online)

Gay Into Straight America web site is here and blog here. Drop them a note of encouragement.

1 Comments:

Blogger Kathy said...

Good for them! They are so right -- it's the moderate/progressive straight people who must be reached and encouraged to speak out. There are more allies than anyone knows because they are so quiet. If they ever get sufficiently riled, the religious right won't stand a chance.

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