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Hungry4Equality: Week 9

By |2012-10-11T09:00:00-04:00October 11th, 2012|Michigan, News|

Day 64
“Education and awareness is key. When they understand that we aren’t out to change their world, that we have no secret agenda to “turn anyone they love gay or whatever”, that we simply want to live out our lives in safety and ubiquity with whomever we choose to love. That’s what I am striking for. To see that day come about.”
-Ashleigh Brelin

Day 65
“I Made buttons for an anti-bullying campaign today while I was striking, and it reminded me how lucky I was to avoid being bullied growing up. Many of my queer peers were not so fortunate. This is a potentially fatal issue that deserves our immediate attention.”
-Charlie Erickson

Day 66
“We hunger strike to uplift all families and friends with love, understanding, respect in all that they pursue.”
-Regina and Vera

Day 67
“It’s important for me to stand up for what I believe in. In 2004 when Marriage Equality was turned down, it felt like a slap in the face. Now, I feel like I get to be the one slapping inequality in its proverbial face.”
-Mark Greene

Day 68
“Quite simply, no one should be prohibited from exercising a right that another person enjoys. Ever.”
-Angela Lis

Day 69
“Being limited to a 10×10 space for 24 hours definitely takes your mind off some of the hunger aspects of the strike. The constraints the space provide are like the laws in Michigan as they apply to the LGBT community. We will not remain in a box just because the conservative right continues to deny us access to equal rights. Stand Up – Vote Often!”
-Gary Bedard

Day 70
“Being visible during a time like this is crucial. Look at all the people we are reaching just because things are happening in Ferndale – maybe we wouldn’t have if we weren’t sitting in this window. Let’s hope voter turnout sees a big increase!”
-Deb Holbrook

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