Celebrate National Freedom to Marry Day in your own neighborhood this year with same-sex couples arm-in-arm on your street, in bridal gowns or tuxedos, trailed by a festive entourage. Engage your neighbors. Turn the heads of your friends. Express your need for marriage equality today.
Take it from those of us who have donned the dresses, the suits, the gowns, the winter gloves and scarves, carried the signs, rung the bells, blown the celebratory wedding bubbles, and tossed handfuls of birdseed at our brides and grooms: Street theater is effective in capturing attention and opening dialogue about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lives and relationships. Your neighbors will talk with you on the street, some for a long while and some only briefly, and they will talk with their friends and families later, at home.
Strolling wedding parties are also a great way to celebrate commitment to one another in an interactive, focused way. This toolkit contains suggestions, samples, and ideas for beginning, organizing, and carrying out your stroll.
Have fun, and show your community there is a role for everyone in gaining full marriage equality. And together, let us make gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender lives and relationships known!