(March 2005) Okay. Two more fond memories from my direct action/protest days.
(1) The Sodomy Map: The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force distributed maps of the US at some rally in DC and these maps included detailed descriptions of the various sodomy laws in each state that had them. I lived in a happenin’ dyke grop house that threw some incredibly wild and wonderful Macho Sluts and Desperate Grrls parties and we posted one of these maps on our refrigerator door so that we and everyone else who visited our house could ink our initials onto every state in which we had committed sodomy.
This resulted in friends rushing over after vacations to update our map.
(2) The Sodomy T-shirt: Sue Hyde ran the sodomy campaign for the NGLTF (and may still) and she and a goup of us were at some direct-action training at a quaker church neear Dupont Circle. We brainstormed long and hard one evening trying to come up with a way to present a positive message about sodomy on our T-shirt and finally came up with this:
SO • DO • MY
SINGING IN THE SHOWER: “Istanbul” by They Might Be Giants (Instanbul was Constantinople now it’s Istanbul not Constantinople...)
READING: “Wal-Mart à la Mexicana," a John Ross article from The Progressive: “Wal-Mart puts down roots in the shadow of the Pyramid of the Sun in San Juan Teotihuacan. Is the global leviathan any match for Quetzalcoatl?”
LISTENING TO: Thea Gilmore’s great cover of Van Morrison’s “Crazy Love” (you give me love, love, love, love, craaaazy love...)