Third-Grader Organizes Gay Equality Rally

By: Carter Todd
5.18.2009

Activists are getting younger and younger these days. Have you heard about Ethan? The Colorado third-grader recently organized a rally to promote marriage equality for gays and lesbians as well as equal protection under the law.

Yes, this little boy—with some help from his mom and a teacher—put together a rally for gay equality, getting the necessary permits, finding speakers and making the community aware of the event, which was held this past Saturday in Denver on the steps of Colorado's Capitol. Two hundred people attended. Not a bad turnout!

While Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper couldn't make it, he did issue a proclamation declaring May 16th "Marriage Equality and Equal Protection For All Day."

As for what inspired this little boy to speak out for gay rights, Ethan decided to hold the rally after he found out that a same-sex couple who lives in his neighborhood and has a child are not allowed to wed in Colorado.

You've got to love this kid. Check out this video of him speaking at the rally:

Aren't you amazed and inspired by this kid?

Activists are getting younger and younger these days. Have you heard about Ethan? The Colorado third-grader recently organized a rally to promote marriage equality for gays and lesbians as well as equal protection under the law.

Yes, this little boy—with some help from his mom and a teacher—put together a rally for gay equality, getting the necessary permits, finding speakers and making the community aware of the event, which was held this past Saturday in Denver on the steps of Colorado's Capitol. Two hundred people attended. Not a bad turnout!

While Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper couldn't make it, he did issue a proclamation declaring May 16th "Marriage Equality and Equal Protection For All Day."

As for what inspired this little boy to speak out for gay rights, Ethan decided to hold the rally after he found out that a same-sex couple who lives in his neighborhood and has a child are not allowed to wed in Colorado.

You've got to love this kid. Check out this video of him speaking at the rally:

Aren't you amazed and inspired by this kid?

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