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Apparently Gavin Newsom, mayor of San Francisco, is getting quite a bit of hate mail. Someone on one of my mailing lists ( is encouraging people to write to Mayor Newsom with thanks and encouragement to counteract the hate mail.

His email is

Go, on, write! Show your support!

Dear Mayor Newsom,

I know there must be hundreds, even thousands of letters coming in for you right now. I'm sure that some aren't very supportive, to say the least.

I don't live in SF (I live in Rhode Island), but I just wanted to write and tell you how courageous you are for doing what you're doing. Because of what is happening in your city, same-sex marriage is being shown for what it is: a loving declaration of commitment to another person, just like any other marriage. I've heard that people are becoming desensitized to the scenes coming into their living rooms from SF City Hall. (this is a good thing, because it's becoming "normalized" in the minds of the public). I've read that polls are saying that support for same-sex marriage is up from what it had been only recently.

I wasn't around at the historic beginning of the Civil Rights movement for people of color. I couldn't write to Rosa Parks thanking her for her courage and dedication in starting the avalanche that still rolls on today. I'm glad I can send you my thanks and admiration for doing something which I firmly believe is as brave as what she did. Rosa's act benefitted all people, black and white together. Hopefully yours will, as well, by eventually giving all citizens equal rights.

This act made a lot of people uncomfortable. It needed to. Thank you again.


(my name and address)

ETA: Waitaminute! Why can't I write to Rosa? I can! Anyone know how to get in touch with her?
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