Thursday, 4:30 PM
'It could go either way,' says gay rights activist
By April Yee, Globe Correspondent, and Andrew Ryan, Globe Staff
As protests brewed in front of the State House, Arline Isaacson, a gay rights activist, walked up Beacon Street this morning with an intense expression on her face.
"My stomach is churning; it's eating its lining right now," said Isaacson, cochairwoman of the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus. "This is nerve-racking because it could go either way."
She was walking from her home to her office at 11 Beacon St., carrying a briefcase. Each day leading up to today’s Constitutional Convention, Isaacson has tallied the support of lawmakers on a piece of colored paper. Each day, she makes a new list, always printing it on a different color of paper. On Wednesday, the list was lavender. This morning, she settled on the color salmon.
"I was looking for hot pink," Isaacson said. "Pink's sort of symbolic, but I had to settle on salmon. That's sort of gay -- you know?”