High heels, high hopes as men ‘walk a mile in her shoes;’ STGnews Videocast and Photo Gallery

Men and boys gather to strap on high heels at the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes International Men’s March Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault event, St. George, Utah, April 20, 2013 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St.George News

ST. GEORGE – Men and boys alike strapped on high-heel shoes, Saturday, for the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes International Men’s March Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault event. Participants collected pledges leading up to the walk to benefit the local D.O.V.E. Center.

“We had a lot of kids show up,” Event Organizer Stacy Lee said. “And we’re trying to help the next generation to end this cycle of domestic violence, so I thought that was really great.”

Approximately 50 walkers showed up, placing their ankles and pride on the line for a good cause. Wives, kids, grandmas, and other family and friends also attended to show their support. In addition to the shoes, some walkers donned dresses, boas, suits, and other creative outfits. Making a scene is part of the awareness, and this was no disappointment. Parading down the road adjacent to the Dixie Center, walkers were sure to be seen.

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Videocast by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

The nonprofit organization has been running for over a decade, with events all around the world. Walk A Mile In Her Shoes also partners with scores of other organizations to spread awareness, and raise funds and resources.

“A lot of people would rather sweep it under the rug and not talk about these things,” Singer/Songwriter Josh Larsen said of domestic violence. “It’s a big problem in Southern Utah. Bigger than anyone might want to admit.

Opening constructive dialog is the ultimate goal, and awareness through humor is the means. Organizers expressed the importance of donations of all types and in any amount. People who wish to get involved can contact their local organizers through the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes website, or contact the local DOVE Center directly.

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Resources

Dove Center website

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes organization website

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6 Comments

  • He Man April 21, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    The first word that came to mind when I saw those pictures was “Gay!” and for some pictures “Real gay!”

    At least they weren’t wearing spaghetti or fish string thong underwear… well, if they were, glad they weren’t exposing it like many women do… I would’ve have projectile ralphed had you posted any pics of that.

    I’ll just stick with making monetary contributions.

  • Tyler April 21, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Nice way to see how St George supports its LGBT community! WAY TO GO, SHOW YOUR RAINBOW COLORS!!!

  • Big @$$ Bob April 21, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    I’m with you Tyler, Clearly looks like a Gay Rights movement to me. This, my friends, is a sign of the times

  • Ms. Rumptious Rupaul April 21, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    That’s one HOT, SEXY thang in the last pic sporting the red heels and white shorts…Mmmmm mmm mmm, baby what’s yo name and numba?

  • orry April 21, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    What’s this? Women have rights in Utah? Since when? What year is this?

    • Snowfield April 22, 2013 at 8:13 am

      They don’t, see the above comments as to how men who would even participate in such an event are regarded.

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