I covered a portion of the Equality Torch Relay this Saturday. My 2 hour assignment turned into an 8 hour one; yeah, big S on my back.
Here’s a bit about the relay.
The Equality Torch Relay will be carried by hundreds and hopefully thousands of equal rights supporters to the steps of City Hall in every city in San Diego County. The Relay will inspire courage for many, and be a cause of reflection for those who haven't considered how LGBT discrimination could affect someone they love. Some will walk, some will run, some will drive and together we will inspire our community as we raise awareness of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender San Diegans who embody our community's rich history of courage, spirit, achievement, and activism.
Many torches were carried throughout San Diego County and reports are saying close to 3,000 people participated to the mostly peaceful event. One incident occurred in the Lemon Grove area where the SD PRIDE Organizer was attacked while he was waiting for the marchers. It was caught on video too.
Here’s a pictorial snippet of the part I covered.
And the fight for equality will continue until "they" get it and we have it.