Checking In – Two Days After Realizing Our Photo Was Turned Into Attack Ads
As you recall from our last post, we were really hoping that LAMBDA Legal would take up our cause. After a couple days of phone conversations were told today, “we are not going to pursue your case at this time.” There is still no word from GLAAD despite our voicemail and two emails.
We assumed there would be at least a couple of representatives who have experience fighting issues such as ours from national LGBTQ organizations wanting to assist us. However, friends and friends-of-friends have been our major supporters thus far and have referred us to a few attorneys. Some of those attorneys advise that going down the legal road might not be our best option; that this may be a fight best fought in the court of public opinion. If that is the case, we are going to need the backing of each and every one of you. We are going to have to reach newspapers, blogs, radio and television broadcasts, and other media outlets.
We are still weighing all options in the hopes that the road we are supposed to take presents itself.
The good news is – the story is making national headlines now.
On another note – people have been asking about our well-being.
Answer: We are exhausted. We are constantly researching the internet and posting information and updates on our Facebook page, and speaking with friends and referrals. We are replying to every email, Facebook message, and voicemail we receive – and if we haven’t gotten back to you yet, we are very sorry. Even Tom and I have not had a moment to ourselves. Tonight Tom came up to me and hugged me while I was typing up a letter to someone who contacted us on this blog. He said to me, “I don’t think I have had a chance to really hug you since this whole thing began on Wednesday.” I got up, turned around and just hugged him. We stayed that way – like penguins – for about 5 minutes.
It’s amazing how love can give you so much endurance.
Here’s to the fight!
In the News (Updated):
- The Advocate
- The Empty Closet, Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley
- Yahoo News
- ONTD Political
- Gay Star News
- V in the Northwest Blogs Us
- Tent of Abraham
- Susan Graybeal, Yahoo! Contributor Network
- Photo District News
- LGBTQ Nation
- The Daily News Article featuring the attack ad of Brian and Tom
- The Denver Post Article featuring the attack ad of Brian and Tom, by Lynn Bartels
- Brian’s Response
- The Denver Post Interview with Brian and Tom, by Lynn Bartels
- Kristina’s Response
- The Atlantic Wire article by Alexander Abad-Santos
- Con Games Post