Zack Rosen, usually writing at The New Gay and known more recently for showing all (Google it, grown-ups), is now comfortable telling all too, following his participation in the Get Equal protest of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) on Capitol Hill that ended with Rosen's arrest.
Writing today at Metro Weekly, he shares an interesting perspective -- in his Rosen way:
What I did Wednesday felt better than anything I did last week, including a couple blowjobs. There are talented, engaged people in this world who are dying for a chance to make change and they should not be told by anyone that their tactics are wrong. I approached GetEQUAL first as a curious bystander, and discovered over the course of several weeks that they were inclusive of most everyone's agendas. This was not a great wall of opinion to cross. I've never felt so heard in my attempts to just do something, and that is why I put myself on the line.
I've been out of jail for more than 24 hours, and that feeling hasn't left me yet. Even better, I still feel it as I sit here in this chair. Everyone who cares should do something, and there is no something that is wrong. The Human Rights Campaign plays just as valuable a role as the lone man with the picket sign. If you try to have one without the other, they both lose.
There is "no something that is wrong." An interesting perspective from someone who, from my vantagepoint, is always willing to try something new.