What drives the struggle for GLBT equality in the United States? Perhaps, the questions is Who drives the struggle? The answer is activists like Chris Mason. I canvassed for Mass Equality on the equal marriage campaign with Chris in Massachusetts. Chris went from Mass Equality to stints working in legislators’ offices on Beacon Hill and is now managing a campaign for state representative.
I received an email from Chris today informing me of his upcoming plan to drive across the country during the summer of 2009 and take the pulse of the LGBT community and make a documentary of his conversations with activists and others he speaks with along the way about the state of GLBT rights across the country. He is calling the project Driving Equality and it has been spotlighted in Bay Windows. I’ll be in Texas in the summer of 2009 and I hope to catch up with Chris on his swing through the Lone Star state and be of help to him in any way I can.