LAist Interview: Teresa Wang of Roots of Equality
LAist reader Kristi Nicole who blogs at Pico and the Man had a chance to interview Teresa Wang from Roots of Equality about this Sunday's rally that will include specials guests such as Chastity Bono and Robin Tyler and Diane Olson, the couple whose court case paved the path for legal gay marriage in California. Here's what she learned...
Tell me about Roots of Equality, whose idea was it and how did you guys get started?
Six of us decided we needed to do something for the visibility of No on 8. We were especially frustrated with the influx of "yes on 8" materials, rallies etc. Their visibility made us feel even more like a powerless minority and we had enough. My cousin in-law, Tom DeSimone, and his partner, Jason Wright rallied with some people in Thousand Oaks against prop 8. They then recruited the rest of us to start doing mini-rallies (outside Staples Center Events, at Sunset and Vine, and at the Hollywood Farmer's Market, pretty much wherever we went.) Tom, Jason, Melissa Lopez, Kersu Dalal, Justin Emerick, and I decided to organize Roots of Equality to put together a large rally and give the people for No on 8 one booming voice.
What are the details of Sunday's Rally?