Do you remember the ubiquitous red ribbons that became popular during the 80’s to show solidarity with those suffering with HIV/AIDS? It looks like it’s time for the red ribbons to move over because now there is a new cause cÃ©lÃ¨bre accessory that is sweeping the nationâ€”the white knot. According to WhiteKnot.org, here is what the white knot represents:
“The White Knot is the symbol for marriage equality. Wear it every day to show your support and to create conversation. Use it to tell someone today that equal rights are important to everyone. Share the White Knot and spread the word that all loving couples deserve the same legal rights, benefits, and respect that civil marriage bestows.”
There have already been numerous celebrities and public figures who have donned the White Knot to show their support for same-sex “marriage” (see pictures here). Just today, the New York Times reports that the Levi blue jean company is now featuring white knots in its store-front displays. There is even a YouTube video showing where white knots have been showing up on red carpets during the recent awards season.
This post is more of an FYI than anything else. I expect we’ll be seeing a lot more of the white knots, and I think it’s important for folks to know what they stand for.