We here at VegOut HQ decided during a vegan thai dinner one evening to start a LGBT/Vegan event. We were thinking our self-identification as LBGT was awesome and we wanted to take being Veg and being Out to the next level. Unless someone has been living under a rock right up until the moment they meet me I pretty much present as LGBT. I do not necessarily present as Vegan.
That is a necessary change. Since flipping the switch to vegan two years ago I've been living my life with greater clarity and aspiring to live each day with integrity.
Here is the essence of VegOut&VegProud. I will defer to Bob & Jenna Torres for summing this up.
Just Go Vegan Already
If you're ready to stop taking part in the suffering and torture being done to animals in your name, there is only one solution: go vegan! As billions upon billions of animals are killed each year simply for taste and convenience, our plea is a somewhat urgent one. The sooner more of you out there go vegan and stay vegan, the sooner we can stem the tide of suffering -- and veganism is really the only effective way to make any real change.
Be on the right side of history. Be vegan.
I saw this directly at Humane Lobby Day in Albany. The bills under proposal that I met with my legislators about weren't abolishing anything except for canned shoots. They were all about eroding the current positions towards animals. For instance, less crowded conditions for food animals. Where puppy mills are concerned the bill would put a cap on the number of non sterilized animals that one can have at 50. Being a spectator at a dogfight will be a felony charge. Let's not dock the tails of dairy cows.
As a vegan, I have no need for a dairy cow to be in my service. It is simple math. If no one needs dairy in their lives then the docking of tails becomes a non issue. For the first year, my CSA stopped featuring dairy fresh from the "creamery" at my instigation. We have to keep front and center in our lives our reasons for either being vegan or leaning in this direction. If you're currently vegetarian or omnivorous take a good look at your diet and ask yourselves what can I eliminate next? Can I take my food intake to vegetarian? Can I take my food intake to vegan?
The seven day event is for your private self to go public.
Animals need all the squeaky wheels speaking up on their behalf that they can get.
Gandhi said "be the change you wish to see in the world."
Be the change.
By all means you can start VegOut&VegProud today.
You can see the poster for VegOut&VegProud here
You can see the press release here