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Changing Minds on Milk Day

Changing Minds on Milk Day

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On Saturday, the first Harvey Milk Day in California, some of the state's gays and lesbians pounded the pavement to change minds on marriage equality.

In Los Angeles County, gays and lesbians knocked on doors in areas that voted heavily for Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in California. Utilizing the message of Milk, Californians like Raymond and Byron Moya shared their story in hopes of humanizing gay issues to those not entirely sympathetic. The Moyas, who married before the ban passed in 2008, traveled with their twin daughters to East Los Angeles and Los Angeles's eastern suburbs.

"Harvey Milk once said that we should be open to the world, to our friends and family so that they know who we are," Raymond Moya told the Los Angeles Times. "We're just like your neighbors next door, the only difference is that we're a same-sex couple."

The effort of the Moyas and all the gays canvassing across the Golden State was sponsored by the LGBT advocacy group Equality California.

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