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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My Tenth Conversation 10 Months - 10 Lives Challenge

Some of you may recall my previous posts on the 10 Month - 10 Lives Challenge.
Join The Impact says “Join us in a challenge over the next 10 months that will make an IMPACT.
10 months - 10 lives changed. Everyone in this movement must help keep the conversation going.

"We are asking each and every one of you to engage in 10 conversations with someone who does not understand our struggle and help them to see our point of view. We are not asking that you try to infringe on or disrespect their beliefs. Change can not occur with insult, it will only occur with respect. If all of us work hard to positively affect 10 lives, we can change this entire nation!"
If you missed my original posts, be sure to click on each to view them:
My 5th Conversation 10 Months - 10 Lives Challenge.
My 6th Conversation 10 Months - 10 Lives Challenge.
My 7th Conversation 10 Months - 10 Lives Challenge.
My 8th Conversation 10 Months - 10 Lives Challenge.
My 9th Conversation 10 Months - 10 Lives Challenge.
Can you believe a little more than 10 months have passed since I began this Campaign? Even in these past few months, a lot of change has happened across the country.
Graphic from Wikipedia - Same Sex Marriage in the United States. Click link for more details.
I am so proud of myself for participating in this Campaign. I can see from past comments how my conversations have reached people and made them think and that was the whole point. One person at a time, we can do this. Here are some of the past comments:
Even though this is my 10th Conversation in the 10 Month - 10 Lives Challenge, it doesn't mean these conversations are over. It won't be over until Same Sex Marriage affords Gays and Lesbians the same benefits that Heterosexual Marriage does. It won't be over until hate crimes bills are passed. It won't be over until DADT is repealed. It's not over until ENDA is passed.

From time to time I will post on these topics and will participate in future Campaigns. I would like to thank all my readers for being respectful and for listening with an open heart and mind.

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Kelley said...

This sounds like an incredible campaign. Even though I'm straight, I think everyone should have the right to marry whom they choose, and all married couples should have the same rights and benefits.

I have a co-worker who recently went to Toronto with his partner so they could get legally married. They are now thinking of moving up there, because they aren't looked at like freaks, and they found the acceptance there that is sorely lacking in most of the US.

I'm really hoping we see at least see DADT repealed this year.

Jen said...

Girl you so so much for this agenda, movement, whatever you want to call it. Kudos to you for taking this challenge and sticking with it. I'm sure you changed more than 10 peoples lives.

Jen said...

that first "so" should be a "do". Something is wrong with this damn keyboard.

I am Harriet said...

Dude...I missed a comment opportunity.

I am Harriet said...

I'm proud of you too baby :)

Lola said...

@ Kelley - Isn't it sad that a couple has to move out of the United States to be accepted and to have the rights that they should have here in the first place? I agree, I hope DADT is repealed this year. Gays and Lesbians are risking their lives for our freedom and in order to continue to do that they have to lie about who they are. That is wrong on so many levels.

@ Jen - Thank you! I was skeptical when I first started, but I am so glad to see that I really did reach some people. It goes to show that each of us can make a difference.

@ Harriet - Thanks Harriet!

I am Harriet said...


I'm stopping by to thank you for signing up for the September Comment Challenge.
Happy Commenting!

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