W and I are making plans to attend the Women’s March on Washington next Saturday.
On Friday, we are driving from Philadelphia to Baltimore and staying overnight.
We will be heading to D.C. early Saturday morning.
We are coordinating with friends and looking into parking and keeping an eye on the weather.
A few weeks ago when I mentioned the march to some friends, they told me to be careful. “There will be protesters,” someone cautioned in a heavy, serious voice. It was as if they were telling me about something I hadn’t considered like the Beltway getting backed up as early as 3:00.
It was at that moment that I realized that most people have not had to deal with a someone shouting into a megaphone and waiving a sign in their faces and telling them they are going to hell.
Note: If you are gay, this is something that happens to you on a regular basis when you gather with other gay people. Even in 2017.
“I’m a lesbian,” I said. “I’m used to it.”
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Are you going to the Women’s March on Washington? Have you ever been to a march? Have you ever experienced protesters?