Family Pride has begun preparing for an all-night campout at the White House in order to obtain tickets for the annual White House Easter Egg roll.
More than 100 gay and lesbian families have reportedly signed up for the event this year, a number double that of last year (see video). Tickets are given away at 7:30 on Saturday morning, and Family Pride plans to make its presence known again this year.
They’ll be handing out rainbow leis, as they did last year, in order to have a peaceful impact on the annual tradition: “At Family Pride, we believe that by participating fully and openly in time honored traditions like the Egg Roll we can help the American public come to know our families. Last year’s Egg Roll was an amazing time and, for one weekend, this country was introduced to our families on a grand scale. And in addition to educating people about our lives, we had a great time rolling eggs, meeting amazing children’s characters and participating in a wonderful family celebration.”
LIVE from the White House: Egg Roll blogathon [family pride]