Posts Tagged ‘civil right’



Asher Brown’s worn-out tennis shoes still sit in the living room of his Cypress-area home while his student progress report — filled with straight A’s — rests on the coffee table. (more…)

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This undated image provided by Adam Bouska/NOH8 Campaign shows Cindy McCain, the wife of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., posing for the NOH8 campaign. NOH8 is a gay rights group challenging Proposition 8 passed by California voters in 2008 banning same sex marriage.

Cindy McCain’s decision topublicly endorse the gay rights movement and in particular theNOH8 campaign’s efforts on behalf of same-sex marriage, puts her at odds not only with her husband, 2008 Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, but also with his Democratic opponent, President Barack Obama. (more…)

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from http://blakehayes.com/:

This is horrifying surveillance video of 49 year-old Jack Price, who was brutally attacked for being openly gay.

This happened in College Point, Queens.  Are you upset?  Have you had enough of these kind of attacked happening in our own neighborhoods?  Will you stand up against anti-gay violence?

Join your community in a show of support for Jack, who is still hospitalized in a medically-induced coma, and make it clear this is NOT ACCEPTABLE!

March and Rally in College Point on Saturday, October 17th, step off at 2pm.
We’ll be marching down College Point Boulevard from 20th Avenue until 14th Avenue
and then holding a rally/speakout at nearby Popenhusen playground.
Directions: Take the 7 train to Main Street and then the Q65 bus from Roosevelt and Main Street to 20th Ave.
Please bring signs without wooden sticks, banners, friends, and your best self.

It would also be great if you can make it to this event on FRIDAY:

Education Outreach at Flushing High School in Flushing, Queens on Friday, Oct. 16th, 3pm
We’ll be distributing information about LGBT issues and speaking to students.
Directions:  Take the 7 train to Main Street and walk up to Northern Blvd.; cross the street; the school is a huge brick building. Meet us at the front gate.
By bus: Take the Q14, Q16, Q17 or Q44 to 35th Avenue. School is on the corner.
Take the Q25/34, Q65, Q67 to Main Street. Walk along Main Street toward Northern Boulevard.

For more information:
Generation Q of the QCH’s Director Marisa Ragonese at (718) 204-5955 or
Brendan Fay of St. Pat’s for All and the Civil Marriage Trail at (718) 721-2780

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