June 16, 2006


I am away, but if you're in NYC, please be CUNTY and show up!

March and Rally this Saturday
Raise Our Voices Against Anti-LGTB Hate
in Our City and in Our Neighborhoods

When: Saturday, June 17

Where: Gather at NE Corner of 14th Street and First Avenue at 2PM; march at 3PM to Christopher Park (Christopher & West 4th Streets)

Why: In the last week - as unfortunately happens so often in June - a number of hate incidents have impacted our community in neighborhoods around the city:Â

Saturday, June 10, 12:30 AM - East Village, Manhattan
On his way home, Kevin Aviance is brutally attacked by a group of men yelling anti-gay slurs

Saturday, June 10, 1:10 AM - Astoria, Queens
A group of three friends are attacked by a larger group yelling anti-gay and racist epithets and wielding a baseball bat

Sunday, June 11, 5:45 AM - Astoria, Queens
A man is followed off of an "N" train by another man who harassed him with anti-gay language, pushed him down elevated platform exit stairs to the street, and kicked and punched repeatedly.

Make your voice heard...
...we will not be targeted even as we celebrate our History, our Pride and our Survival...

Stand up and be counted Saturday...but anti-LGTB hate happens all year long...
...what you will do to help stop anti-LGTB hate and help those who fall victim to it after the March is over...

Community Partners in this Effort include: the NYC Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, Daniel Dromm, Empire State Pride Agenda, Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Gay Men of African Descent, Hedda Lettuce, Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn, the Latino Commission on AIDS, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, mano a mano, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, New York State Black Gay Network, NYC Council Member Rosie Mendez, NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn, NYS Assembly Member Deborah Glick, NYS Assembly Member Sylvia Friedman, NYS Senator Tom Duane, People of Color in Crisis, Unity Fellowship Church of Christ


Blogger A said...

I'm too mad to show up at tomorrows rally. I might turn violent and that wouldn't help anyone really...especially since AVP is hosting the rally.

Here's a little something on protesting that you might find interesting.


its 30min long but totally worth listening to.

hugs buns,

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

amnesia sparkles - get your ass out and make a difference !

5:15 PM  
Blogger A said...

hey anony,

thanks for having my ass in your thoughts.

I didn't go to the Saturday rally but I did make it to the one on Sunday at Bryant Park. I figured if I went to two rallies in one weekend it would have made me a bit of a rally whore.

I'll post the pictures later this week.

Wasn't that recording I linked above interesting though? If you took the 30 mins to listen to it, then I feel like I've made a difference.

I'm sure Bunny listened to it.

1:28 PM  

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