(1) We cry. (2) We take a stand!
This image is making the rounds among gay activist circles:
We like it. However, we would suggest this as a followup graphic:
Because that is what we are going to do: Fight the nasty beast of bias whose head has so publicly resurfaced.
Feel free to use our version and pass it along.
**UPDATE: Via our comments, we have been able to located the creator of the original image. And guess what? He has created his own "fighter" one with a better "R" -- so please, use his if you find it.
We've reached out to him. If he wants to share all of his creations, we will post them here.
**UPDATE: Okay, his name is Nicholas Leggett, and he is thrilled to share his others. Here they all are:
ALSO: Here is a store where you can buy tees: cafepress.com/FIGHTTHEH8. All proceeds are being donated to ACLU / Lambda Legal to fight prop 8
Send one to Meg Waters of Yes on 8 with a big "F-U" from me.
Check out this BS:
The Yes on 8 campaign has "a great deal of compassion for gay and lesbian couples and support completely their right to live as they choose, whether it's in a committed relationship and a domestic partnership or however they choose," Waters said.
"We don't believe that Proposition 8 hinders that at all," Waters said. "We're hoping very much to rebuild bridges to that community at some point."
Posted by: John | Nov 6, 2008 3:56:26 PM
Thank you very much for your followup graphic. I prefer it a lot more. We need to stop being passive victims but truly push our equal rights issues to the rest of the public. Most people are not even aware of Prop 8 and its backward-moving effect on our lives. We have already broken leaps and bounds for voting for Mr. Barack Obama. And just because we have accomplished that, it doesn't mean that we need to remain victims on a public majority's bigoted opinion to decide on the fate of our minority rights. We need to take action, and for that to happen, we need to educate people as much as we can. It worked for Mr. Obama, and I feel that we can all do this. As voting is a right, it is our very right to rectify this historical mistake -- not just for ourselves but for our future.
Posted by: bearmythology | Nov 6, 2008 4:10:48 PM
How does that not hinder us?
But I'm a definite fighter of H8!
Posted by: Trickster's Treat | Nov 6, 2008 4:13:40 PM
I smell a t-shirt opportunity.
Posted by: aaa | Nov 6, 2008 4:14:53 PM
Rebuild bridges with us. Right.To Meg Waters: Eat shit and die you bitch.
Posted by: Rainbow Phoenix | Nov 6, 2008 4:17:33 PM
GOT IT and will use it:....This also from PFLAG Jody Huckaby:
While our families have encountered a heartbreaking obstacle on the road to full equality in California, the broad coalition of Americans who support fundamental rights for everyone will continue to work towards a day when the dignity of every American is respected. Families are defined by a love, and a commitment, that is beyond the barriers of a ballot. No struggle for equality is won easily, and great strides do not come without great strife. They also, however, require the great strength necessary to push forward in the wake of disappointment and persevere in the face of pain.
OUT OUT OUT...people must come OUT and join the fight... stand up in their churches and fight...we are all here to support you ...you cannot believe...well lets see there are 5 million in CA alone who will fight with you!
I have, I am and I will continue the fight.
STRAIGHT FOR EQUALITY....full GLBT Ally.
Posted by: LOrion | Nov 6, 2008 4:34:30 PM
I totally stole the "Fighter of H8" graphic and uploaded it as my profile photo on facebook.
However, I did make sure to give you credit as well as put the address for Good As You on the tags/caption for the photo.
If this is totally not cool, I will take it down, I just liked your idea way better than putting the word VICTIM anywhere on my profiles.
I'm no damn victim. Victims die, survivor's live.
Posted by: Jason D | Nov 6, 2008 5:09:21 PM
Jason: Oh, of course it's cool! I wish I knew who was responsible for the original one so I could give them credit!
Posted by: G-A-Y | Nov 6, 2008 5:11:04 PM
Love it! Got it!
This is a manual pingback. I was writing so many comments all over the place I thought I might as well blog myself. My thoughts here: http://williehewescomics.blogspot.com/2008/11/gay-marriage.html
Posted by: Willie Hewes | Nov 6, 2008 7:03:09 PM
Could it be her Jeremy?
There's t-shirts here now too, it's being updated.
Either she had the idea and someone copied it onto a shirt or maybe the shirt people had it first, not sure on the timeline. Either way, it's a good slogan.
Posted by: aaa | Nov 6, 2008 10:25:41 PM
My friend Nicholas Leggett designed them on Wednesday. He posted a few variations on his facebook sight, tagged some people, and it spread.
He struggled with whether or not he wanted credit, but I told him I was going to out him before someone else claimed the design as their own.
Please contact me for further information regarding how to get a hold of him.
Posted by: Chris | Nov 7, 2008 6:14:13 PM
Ooh, thanks Chris.
Posted by: G-A-Y | Nov 7, 2008 6:32:10 PM
Thanks for sharing this. It's up on my Facebook, and if the t-shirt comes out, I'll be right there in line!
Posted by: John | Nov 7, 2008 6:50:45 PM
Well John, I would encourage you to use the newer one that I just posted. All of the new ones are from the artist responsible for the original.
Posted by: G-A-Y | Nov 7, 2008 7:04:54 PM
do you know if nicholas leggett is on facebook? I'd love to make him my friend--I've used his posters in an album for tagging and I have over 100 tags at this point. I'd like to let him know what a cool idea this is and how much it means.
Thanks for sharing this.
Posted by: Tara | Nov 7, 2008 7:16:57 PM
Tara: he is. That's where this all started.
Just do a people search and look for the one who had the graphic as his pic.
Posted by: G-A-Y | Nov 7, 2008 7:53:51 PM
waters is good at doublespeak, ain't she? "rebuild bridges"-that they destroyed. "completely support their right to choose" -they took that "right" away from us.
god, it's so banal. the state is now supporting religious decree from the mormon church.
maybe we need a prop on the next ballot stating that the citizenry of the united states cannot use the voting booth to deny fellow citizens of their rights.
today i signed a petition to revoke the mormon church's tax exempt status.
it doesn't matter if you believe in same sex marriage or not. someone else's personal and/or religious beliefs should not be allowed to manifest as law. we are not trying to take anything away from anybody. why are people so threatened? why so small minded? and why do they feel they have a "right" to deny "rights" to others?
i'm hurting. thank god obama is in office.
Posted by: kodiak | Nov 7, 2008 10:19:45 PM
Try wearing a shirt like that in any African American neighborhood in California right now. That'll be the end of you.
Posted by: Johson Tech | Nov 8, 2008 10:32:02 AM
Question: I'll wear the tee shirt, I'll fly the banner but this non-Californian asks why an 'H' instead of a P?
Posted by: westgrove | Nov 8, 2008 12:02:45 PM
We need to stop being push overs. The blacks rioted for their rights. Women rioted for their rights. It is time we took this nationwide and stopped limiting ourselves to localities.
This is a link to the Nov 7th demonstration in San Francisco. What we need is a notionwide demonstration!
Posted by: Sacgary | Nov 8, 2008 3:46:18 PM
H8 = Hate
Posted by: Chris | Nov 8, 2008 5:23:08 PM
where was this six months ago?
I thought the "no on 8" materials were fine, but boring.
These are far better, tho still a bit wordy. Why not just
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