Lesbian Grandmothers from Mars
One of our proudest accomplishments is the Rainbow Ride Across America. Over the summer of 2003 and 2004, we rode our bicycles (not motorcycles) from coast-to-coast, to advocate for marriage equality.
Along the way, we met with many people from all walks of life. We talked about our family and why we believe we deserve equal marriage rights. Most people we spoke to were open to hearing our side of the story.
This experience led us to the belief that most Americans are ignorant about LGBTQ equality – especially marriage – because they have been lied to repeatedly by their religious leaders, educators, peers and family members. They had simply never heard the other side of the story! A documentary film was made about our 2004 ride entitled Lesbian Grandmothers from Mars: One Couple’s Journey to Marriage Equality. The title is a word-play on Carrie’s home town – Mars, Pennsylvania -- and the opposition’s attempt to paint us as evil aliens who want to destroy the ‘family.’