The following is an article I recently wrote for Fire 20/20, an organization which promotes diversity in the fire service.
A Fire Station Ally
by Brett Dunckel
“Straight but not narrow.” was a quote I once read on a protest sign at a rally against the National Organization for Marriage. NOM had set out that summer on a bus tour stopping in various states to hold rallies in support of “traditional marriage,” marriage between one man and one woman. Their only stop in Florida, where I live, was in the Orlando area. Once I heard they’d be protesting a mere three hour drive from me, I decided I would attend my first ever counter protest. Prior to this event I was kind of an arm chair proponent of gay rights.