Earlier this morning, SCOTUS made a massive change in the structure of equality with the overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This isn’t the end-all-be-all of equality, as the status of gay marriage is still state-by-state, but it’s a huge step in the right direction. (for more information, see CNN’s lead article). I have a handful of friends who this impacts directly, and I’m extremely happy for what this means for them.
With that said, we’re now less than 48 hours away from the WTF on TalkSTL.com broadcasts taking place outside the Equality House in Topeka KS. What better place to be to discuss the impact of DOMA’s takedown? WTF show hosts Ron Godier and Wade Trent are on-air as I write this, and will be hitting the road immediately upon conclusion of today’s broadcast at 3pm. They’ll get into Topeka this evening and get set up for their campout on the Equality House lawn.
If you have the means, please come out and join in on the experience. The shows are live from noon-3pm on Thursday and Friday, and the guys will be around both before and after with plenty going on. Godier will be off-site for a bit after the Thursday show to conduct a one-on-one interview with Westboro Baptist Church media spokesperson Steve Drain, which will air during Friday’s broadcast. Throughout their two days in Topeka, WTF will also be joining Equality House in fundraising for their parent program, Project Peace, to further anti-bullying initiatives in schools.
If you’re not able to attend either day’s events, you can still help. Tune in on TalkSTL.com. Spread the word. If you’re connected to me on Facebook, I’ve posted plenty in recent weeks with the links to the pages of Godier, Wade, the radio network, as well as Equality House. I connected earlier today with Equality House’s director of operations, Davis Hammet, and am looking forward to meeting him.
We’re at the end of LGBT Pride Month, coming up on the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, and now working with the outcome of the DOMA overturn. In a world filled with too much hate and ugliness, let’s bring some extra love, positivity, and hope.
PMA all day, every day.