SONG and I made this short piece, from beginning to end, in 5 hours, the day of the primary election of 2012 in Durham NC. SONG wanted to have a message ready in the case of a loss in the Amendment One fight, which took away the rights of domestic partnership and civil unions across the state.
SONG is a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South. They build, sustain, and connect a southern regional base of LBGTQ people in order to transform the region through strategic projects and campaigns developed in response to the current conditions in their communities. SONG builds this movement through leadership development, intersectional analysis, and organizing.
The fight against North Carolina’s Amendment One galvanized thousands and inspired the whole country. “They,” the architects of this legislation and the Right-Wing forces led by NC Representative Paul Stam “The Sham” that pay for these wedge amendments, may have won the short term battle.
But the TRUE victory is in our renewed commitment to each other and solidarity with all families.
They may have won the amendment. BUT OUR WIN IS BIGGER!
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