I changed my profile picture to the red equals sign (for marriage equality) because:
I know how thrilled I felt seeing it creep up over my Facebook feed over a half hour.
Maybe someone feeling alone will feel a little more supported.
Maybe someone who is on the fence will realize how many people give a damn about this.
Maybe someone will have the same kinds of thoughts that Rob Portman did, and know that those for marriage equality aren’t “those people”, it’s their friends and neighbors, and actually reconsider.
Maybe someone who is used to the bigoted bullshit that is on Fox News (and don’t try arguing that with me – I saw their “coverage” this morning) will stop and wonder.
Maybe all of those things.
It’s not a lot to change your profile picture. It probably shouldn’t be the only thing you do.
But it’s far from meaningless.
And it’s a step away from doing nothing.