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Straight Allies Speak Out for Passionately for Marriage Equality in Washington: VIDEO


Social Outreach Seattle (SOSea) a coalition of LGBTQ and allies, is releasing a series of ten Refendum 74 (the ballot measure that would put the state's marriage equality law into effect) ads from now through October 15.

Here's one of the first, which is really excellent, and features a group of straight allies of marriage equality, as well as State Senator Ed Murray and his partner Michael Shiosaki, State Representative Maureen Walsh, and State Representative Jamie Pedersen.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

And her's more about SOSea:

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  1. They showed REAL gay people. How refreshing! Go Washington!!

    Posted by: Jonathan | Oct 3, 2012 2:36:53 PM

  2. I've said before how offensive it is to group LGBT folk with those who call themselves "queers". If you love being called "queer", you deserve categorization all by yourself! Don't try to pull me along with you.

    But just as a matter of style, it's indefensible for any journalist to use "LGBT" one minute, "LGBTQ" the next, and "LGBTQIAA" at other times. All of these versions (not to mention others even more random in lettering) can't be legitimate!

    The correct acronym is LGBT!!! Let's see a little more professionalism here . . . or is that too much to expect of LGBT writers?

    Posted by: Stuffed Animal | Oct 3, 2012 3:14:01 PM

  3. No greater ally than Maureen Walsh, a small town Republican who manufactures and sells Walla Walla sweet onion sausage in her other life.

    Posted by: melvin | Oct 3, 2012 3:38:47 PM

  4. i'm a rather proud self-identifying Queer and gay man.

    nobody is pulling Stuffy anywhere. now get back to blogging about how only those who accept Jesus avoid going to Hell when they die ;-)

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Oct 3, 2012 3:46:00 PM

  5. Rest assured, Get Stuffed, no one wants to pull you along with them anywhere.

    Posted by: endo | Oct 3, 2012 3:51:42 PM

  6. I was under the impression the "Q" stood for "questioning", not "queer".

    Posted by: Joie | Oct 3, 2012 4:39:29 PM

  7. Great ad! Yes, gay people!

    @ JOIE: "Q" covers both queer and questioning.

    Posted by: David R. | Oct 3, 2012 6:40:16 PM

  8. Thank you all for the kind words. We are working hard at SOSea to bring real change to our community and continue to foster a strong relationship with the Allied Communities. This has been one of the most fulfilling things I have ever done. I am proud of SOSea and I hope you are too.

    Posted by: Shaun Knittel | Oct 3, 2012 10:30:54 PM

  9. @Joie: some people use QQ in the acronym to make sure both meanings get mentioned.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Oct 4, 2012 8:29:13 AM

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