LAist Interview: Max Buschman of Equality Network
The successful passage of Prop 8 took those of us who aren't bigots by surprise in the same way Barry Keenan took Frank Sinatra Jr. at gunpoint. Having assumed that California was different from the Medievalists running the American South, the codification of anti-gay hatred was a stroke-inducing reminder that the State most associated with GLBTQ rights is also the State that inflicted Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Howard Jarvis on the World.
Obviously, the revocation of equal marriage rights was a massive wakeup call to the GLBTQ community, and since November numerous groups have sprung into action, working solo and in tandem on Prop 8's repeal. One such group is Equality Network. They're holding an Oktoberfest Fundraiser tomorrow to raise money to send 4 of their activists to the National Equality March in Washington, D.C. We spoke with co-organizer Max Buschman about the fundraiser, Equality Network, and the apoplectic side effects of Prop 8.