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Human Art

On May 6, 2012, several hundred supporters formed a human version of the Until Love Is Equal logo as a demonstration of support for LGBTQ residents and workers.

Supporters gathered at Noon in Rosa Parks Circle, in Downtown Grand Rapids, MI.

The time was significant: at Noon on the first Friday of the month, a citywide air horn sounds out, as a test. Event organizers Erin Wilson and Nadira Kharmai used this as a universal signal to gather, in formation. At this time, helicopter pilot Eric Swanson and photographer Seth Thompson flew overhead and took the sunning photos (below) of this resoundingly successful demonstration of support for LGBTQ residents and workers: “To Holland, With Love.”

The version of the ULIE logo used in this event was our official Twibbon logo.

9 Responses to “Human Art”

  1. avatar
    Nancy Gallardo May 4, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    What an honor it was to be able to share the love with so many today!

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    Erin Clifford May 4, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    It was great to participate in such a fantastic display of solidarity and humanity today.

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    Kim Naik May 4, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    Great photos!! There was definitely a feeling of love in the air – Yet another, perfectly executed, wonderful event organized by Until Love Is Equal!

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    Blaine Ubelhor May 4, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    Awesome photos! The energy of love was strong in downtown today!

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    Ellis Samshuijzen May 4, 2012 at 6:26 pm #

    Wonderful! Really, fantastic! I say, from Holland, with love and gratitude to all of you!

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    Michael May 4, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    This was really fun and it was great to see all the various faces in the community out.

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    Joel L. Schindlbeck May 4, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

    I was one of the street directors today, corralling people into shape and whatnot. I have to say, it was an amazing experience. As I was walking around the circle, helping organize people into the right shape with Nadira shouting from the top of the stage, there were so many people sitting in the stands of Rosa Parks Circle, all watching eagerly and not participating because they weren’t wearing red. I walked up to a large group of them and said that there was so much red already out there, that they should join on in. I have never seen so many people’s faces light up instantly as they literally LEAPT for their seats to fill in the heart. Amazing. Simply amazing.

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    Nadira May 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    What an incredible experience! Thank you all so much for participating. I got a little choked up when I saw the beautiful crowd from atop the amphitheater…You all are powerful, wonderful and influential people! Stay tuned for a highlight video!

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    Mary Beth Stearns May 5, 2012 at 10:54 pm #

    So beautiful!!! You did it…yay!!! <3

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