“I have been an active activist and advocate for the LGBT Community for over 30 years now devoting time to LGBT issues from AIDS, housing and job equality and most recently, marriage equality. Volunteering for OUT for Sustainability was a very different experience as we gathered not for LGBT rights, but for the rights and care of Mother Nature. We were all happily surprised to find community volunteers come to join and work together with us. The park volunteers praised OUT for Sustainability for being the largest community group that as come out to help restore the Cheasty Greenbelt area.
We were out and proud and directly interacting with community volunteers, sharing the hard work, laughter and snacks. Is there a better way for the community to get to know LGBT people? Maybe not. Especially now with National Marriage Equality we need to be a part of the community as a whole as I feel, this is the best way to have an integrated community and to dispel any false ideas about what it means to be LGBT.”
Linda, Volunteer at Earth Gay Seattle 2015