We marched in Lexington Kentucky as it was the closest march to where we call home. The Lexington police estimated the marchers to number 5,000 while some organizers estimated that there were 8,000. There were many speakers, poets, politicians, musicians, and local activist. With them they carried the message that our rights will not be taken away without a fight. Many of them carried signs with their message, we did not have signs but the two of us marched along the route.
We marched together because if one group of people loses their rights it lessens the rights for the rest of us. How fair is it for one group to claim certain rights while others do not? How is it fair that people in office want to take away the rights that were just granted to the few? You see, we marched for equality and justice for all groups for if one group loses right then, we all do.
People out there on social media have made some horrible statements about the people in the women’s march. One that this blogger found himself rebutting to was a claim that all of the marchers were “lesbian.” So the best response that this man could come up with quickly was; there were grandmothers, mothers, fathers with their daughters, trans people, gay men, and yes lesbians. But we were all marching for the rights that we all have a chance to lose.
This man marched with the women’s march because it was the right thing to do. This man marched with the women’s march because human rights are for everyone, not just rich white straight men. This man marched with the women’s march because the women in his life helped make him a wonderful and caring friend. This man marched with the women’s march because all of humanity deserves equality. This man marched with the women’s march because he understands empathy.