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It's been a big week for the cause of gay marriage, with President Obama coming out fully in support of allowing same-sex unions to be recognized by the federal government. Alicia Porter of Right to Marry probably wasn't expecting an announcement of such magnitude when she gathered local art-rockers Sleep Money, garage combo The Chandails, music/sound collective Sunsang, and classic rockers Treasurefruit to perform at the Trunk Space to benefit Right to Marry, but, hey, good fortune is good fortune when you're fighting the good fight.
"I think that art and music have always gone hand in hand with many forms of activism over the decades. Art is a great equalizer," Porter says. "Everyone can find something in art or music that inspires them or they can connect to. It's a good way to bring together people that have diverse points of view. And once you have them connecting on one point -- art or music they agree on -- you can bring them into a space where they start having real conversations about things they disagree on. It's a good way to listen to each other."