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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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Throughout the month of October leading up to the Equality March, we will be saluting people(s) who have made a positive contribution to the LGBT community leading up to the Equality March.

Already, had have looked at Cleve Jones, Marti Cummings from
BroadwaySpeaksOut.com,
Harvey Milk and Matthew Shepard and his family.

OCTOBER 5, 2009

AMERICA’S YOUNGEST GAY RIGHTS ACTIVIST:
9-YEAR-OLD ETHAN MCNAMEE

See his speech at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKB4sOdy-PI

From: http://www.towleroad.com/

Ethan McNAmee, a third-grader at Montclair Elementary School in Denver, organized a rally for marriage equality and delivered a speech at the Colorado State Capitol on Saturday: “He was concerned about the issue after hearing about anti-gay remarks on the playground and then learning about a same sex couple in his neighborhood that couldn’t get married. ‘Everybody is different in a good way,’ he said. Ethan believes that if two people love each other that isthe only issue to be considered. Ethan took it upon himself to arrange the rally and line up the guest speakers. He admitted it was more work then he thought it would be, but adds it was fun.”

McNamee’s permit was filed under the name of his school teacher Kyle Kimmal, because he’s too young to apply for one
himself.

According to Denver’s ABC7, the conservatives are already on the attack, accusing adults of manipulation.

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