Here in Virginia we currently have a governor who refuses to continue the tradition set by former governors of issuing an executive that bans discrimination in the state workforce based upon sexual orientation and an attorney general who wrote a letter to Virginia's colleges saying they shouldn't have rules that prevent discrimination based upon sexual orientation. This unfortunately means that Virginia has turned into an example of how the extreme right has been successful in allowing the basic civil rights of a group of people to be blatantly violated. Fortunately, there are people from all over the country who believe that discrimination is wrong and that we should stand up for equality.
It is in the spirit of standing up for love and equality that Robin McGehee and Kip Williams, who were Co-Directors of the National March for Equality, have launched a national organization called GetEQUAL with the mission "to create a movement of everyday people—lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and straight—who are dedicated to bringing about full legal and social equality." Their first action was to send out an email asking for people to join them "in pledging to take bold action to demand equality for LGBTQ people, and to hold accountable any person or organization who stands in our way."
They also included a video of Will Phillips, who is a young man who refused to say the pledge of allegiance because he believes discrimination against members of the LGBT community means there isn't "liberty and justice for all." The video helps to remind us of how a relatively small action can have a large impact. Plus, if a elementary school student has the courage to stand up for equality, then why can't others?