Wednesday, December 10, 2008


LOCATION UPDATE: Tomorrow, Thursday, we will continue through the Aptos area and walk into Santa Cruz on Soquel Drive to Water and then to Pacific. There will be a gathering at the Diversity Center from 5:30-6:30 (1117 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, (831) 425-5422).

DAY 23 - DAY WITHOUT A GAY!! We celebrated Day Without a Gay in Pajaro and Watsonville with Mary-Beth. She was Tracie's boss several years ago in L.A. and now lives in the bay area. She called in gay and drove down to walk with us. Here she is with Tracie.
Our reception in Pajaro and Watsonville was mixed, but as always, overwhelmingly positive and supportive. We had a couple of firsts today.... we've gotten the finger and thumbs down, but today, at least 2 women drove by and did the sign of the cross after reading our signs - - then, while standing in the parking lot of the Olympian Mini Mart (on Alta Vista and Freedom) doing an interview, a woman came out and asked us to leave her property. She refused to say why.... hmmmmm.

Here we are doing an interview with the Watsonville Pajaronian Register and below, we are answering questions for the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Here are Mary-Beth and Tracie taking a break - and Tracie is nursing her tender feet.

We met some wonderful people along our walk today....Karen stopped and gave us some apples and did a moving video clip. Patrice pulled over and asked if we needed somewhere to stay. And Chris pulled over to give us some water and encourage our efforts.

AC came and picked the three of us up and delivered us safely to our destination.


  1. Just wanted to say THANKS!!! I'm not gay but my heart is filled with love and pride for you!

  2. Just found this blog -- bless you and your committment, in all senses of the word. Thank you for your committment to each other, to equality, and to this moving (also in all senses of the word!) demonstration of the seriousness of this cause.

    Sorry I was too late to offer you lodging and a turn or two on my Homepedics foot rub in Ventura, where I now live. I wish you well in the bay area, where I lived for 17 years. I am sending a message for the Supreme Court to your email. It's a bit personal for me -- I used to work there and know the people who will, I hope, again affirm the basic human rights decency demands.

    Thank you again.