I’m so incredibly awed, inspired, and humbled to have been a tiny part of this upwelling of decency, defiance, righteous anger, kindness, and courage — not just here in New York but all around the world. Humanity at its best. Dark forces are abroad, and who knows if they’ll prevail; but let today make it absolutely clear that we who stand against the darkness are many. The future is not yet written, and we have many hands with which to write it.
Here are a few photos I took in the march today. (Feel free to contact me if you want to reuse an image. If you or your sign are in a photo, I’m happy to include more information, or take it down at your request.)
Yoko Ono in the house!
The next generation, doing us proud:
The spirit of Carrie Fisher presided over the march, through many signs like this one:
Love the message on the pink sign below. The other, of course, is a lyric from Hamilton, a show that inspired many signs — including Hercules Mulligan’s “You knock me down, I get the fuck back up again” and, my favorite, “My dog speaks more eloquently than thee.”
So many people.
I absolutely love the detail and craftsmanship on this sign. And the message.
And this, a moving quote from the Captain America comic (later reused for the movie Civil War): “This nation was founded on one principle above all else: The requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world: No, YOU move.”
Lots of encouragement from the crowd on the overpass at Grand Central.
And here’s the flip side of the “Queers Without Borders” sign:
Excellent advice for everyone, as we brace ourselves for the long struggle ahead.