This is my colleague Thalia Zepatos, Freedom to Marry’s Director of Public Engagement and one of the heroes of the Minnesota campaign, along with Chris Kluwe, the fantastically outspoken punter for the Minnesota Vikings. Both are tremendous straight allies.
Thalia has been fighting on behalf of our community since the 1990s in Oregon, when she took leadership roles fighting anti-gay initiatives there. In the ballot fights, she organized the movement’s research on messaging and responding to anti-gay attacks AND was key right-hand adviser to the Minnesota marriage campaign. She’s such a stellar, powerful and committed leader.
Thank you, Thalia and Chris!—Marc Solomon