Saturday, November 7, 2009

Nationwide Marriage Equality Protest Listing

In the wake of marriage equality being defeated in Maine, and the one year anniversary of the passage of proposition 8, activists are holding protests throughout the country to express their outrage that the majority has the right to deny civil rights to a minority population.

*Please notify me of any planned protests, vigils, or demonstrations and I will promptly add them to the list and keep it up to date.



Saturday, November 14th Protests:

Atlanta, Georgia
12:00-2:00 pm
GA State Capitol Building (Washington St. Side)
contact: Jeff Schade (jeffschade3@gmail.com)


November 29th Protests:

No On Prop 8 Peaceful Protest & Candlelight Vigil - Long Beach, California Saturday 11/29 7pm
Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

38 comments:

Hurricane Chelsea said...

i really wish something were actually happening in Maine in terms of protests :(

jaysays said...

Just got word from Austin, Texas as well:

Today, November, 4th
5pm - 6:30 p.m
South Gate of the Capital Building
11th and Congress.

Anonymous said...

Washington DC - 5:30pm at Dupont Circle!

Andy Sites said...

Do these events have FB groups to easily spread the word?

Queers United said...

andy some do and lots our just coming into me via email, tweets and comments here. keep them coming!

musicdivaSF said...

Great information but I just happen to noticed that some of the dates are off. Please review and make appropriate corrections starting with Friday, November 11 and on. Thanks!

Thegriff said...

Anything been mentioned about an Atlanta rally? I know we're all tired after pride but I hope something comes together!. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Update on Washington, DC:

Rally: 5:30-6:30pm
Dupont Circle

There will be a meeting following the rally about getting involved in the struggle for full equality. Join us at the Metropolitan Community Church (Ridge St. between M and N NW).

For more infor, contact dc.equality@gmail.com

Queers United said...

music thank you, there was a facebook group with those dates, hopefully someone will update and make sure to announce the correct day and i will update and make that known. thats the problem with grassroots organizing.

JustMarriedUs said...

Hey there, some of these dates are off. The San Francisco protest, for instance, says Friday November 11. But Nov. 11 is on a Wednesday! So is the march on Wed or Fri? Please let us know. Thanks!

Zakiya said...

San Diego
6PM Rally at County Administration Building
7PM March to Manchester Hyatt
8PM Outdoor Screening of MILK on the Manchester Lawn

Contact info@samealliance.com

brufanegra said...

Houston Protest
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Time:
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:
Discovery Green
Street:
1500 McKinney St
City/Town:
Houston, TX

Queers United said...

just married i took a bunch of the California ones off because the dates were really off, im waiting till someone gets those updated before they go back on

Tahlib said...

wow, another protest versus an initiative to go into deeper conversations with non-gays about what marriage equality matters. how sad.

truthspew said...

Providence, RI - World War I & II Memorial
South Main St, Across from Licht Judicial Complex
Today - Wednesday November 4, 2009 at 5:30PM

Jackie said...

There's a protest in Boston, MA today, Park St Station at 6pm.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=187421061302&ref=mf

Anonymous said...

Nothing as far as protests happens in NJ and I don't understand why. If anyone hear of something please post it here and I'll follow it. Thanks.

Mollie said...

Two sites (democraticunderground and topix) are saying that there is a repeat of tonight's NYC protest on Monday. I'm not affiliated with the organisers though, I'm not sure.

Richie said...

are there any in Minneapolis?

Jeff Schade said...

Atlanta,
Saturday, Nov. 14th
12:00-2:00 pm
GA State Capitol Building (Washington St. Side)
contact: Jeff Schade (jeffschade3@gmail.com)

Permits secured from Capitol Bldg. Authority.

Curtis Morrison said...

@Tahlib. You know, that's a good point. But how do you propose we get into deeper conversations with non-gays about how marriage equality matters?

Queers United said...

Tahlib I think both are effective and necessary. I started a campaign a while back trying to engage people through online forums, etc but very few participated. I wish they did, I don't know why it didn't take off. I can bring it back but I don't know why nobody heeds the call.

jaynj856 said...

To Anonymous from NJ: go to www.gardenstateequality.org to see what's happening in NJ this week.

Anonymous said...

New Orleans

Saturday, November 7
12 noon
New Orleans City Hall

Anonymous said...

Hiya. I'm linking this to the Facebook group Fuck You, Maine. The more folks know, the merrier we'll be.

Phil Reese - Ameriqueer said...

Please add to your post:
Friday, November 6 3-5pm
Rep. Tim Johnson's (R-IL) Office
2004 Fox Drive
Champaign, IL 61820

Despite the massive numbers of LGBT constituents, Tim Johnson refuses to engage us and talk about our issues. He's going to hear us this Friday. Come out if you're in Central or Eastern Illinois!

Anonymous said...

Unnnh... Found out about Austin protest now. Please, a better notifications system!!!!!!!! A web page!!!!! An email address!!!!!! Something, so more than three people can show up.

Anonymous said...

I really wish I could go to the New Orleans one! Nothing happening in Baton Rouge or in New Orleans a different day? :(

wspencer said...

Pass the information on this page onto every person you know and to every gay-friendly business. Tweet it, facebook it, myspace it..you get the idea. Our show must be strong!

Anonymous said...

In Rochester, NY we had a protest from 4pm-6pm @ the Federal Building Plaza.

Alan L. Bounville said...

Could you please add this protest to the list...

Could you please add this to your list for this Sunday?

Thanks.

Alan Bounville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 4, 2009

Media Contact:

Alan L. Bounville
Activist and Graduate Student
New York University
407-484-6671
alanbounville@gmail.com

www.tinyurl.com/gayapartheidprotest

REACTION TO GAY APARTHEID IN MAINE
New York City Residents Protest this Sunday, November 8, 2009 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Join supporters of equality outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral this Sunday to show those who oppose equality the faces of their discrimination. Stepping beyond the comfort zones of rallies and marches we take our message directly to the people and one of the organizations that have brought about gay apartheid in the United States.

Protesters should come with signs and their voices. This is a peaceful demonstration, but the anger against the members of the Catholic Church in New York City, who helped by their affiliation to the Catholic Church in Maine pass the hateful Question 1 in Maine yesterday need to know that no longer can we live as a nation that is separate and not equal.

Protest participants are also encouraged to call their U.S. elected officials at 202-224-3121 and tell them that supporting gay apartheid on all fronts is wrong. It is against the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Protest Details can be found below and at:
www.tinyurl.com/gayapartheidprotest

Gay Apartheid Protest Details:

Sunday, November 8, 2009
Outside St. Patrick's Cathedral
9 AM - 1 PM
460 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022-6863
__________________________________________________

Alan L. Bounville is an organizational oppression and LGBTQI activist and graduate student at New York University in New York City. His current project, encouraging the fifth largest employer in his former city, Orlando, FL to provide domestic partner benefits, create a multicultural office and open the dialogue about diversity can be found at: www.ohdi.blogspot.com.

Tahlib said...

@Queers United @Curtis Morrison: To get into deeper conversations, we need to Out ourselves everyday as gay and as supporters of marriage equality, and I don't mean online. I mean at Walmart, the gas station and at church. Then invite them to coffee to talk about why you agree or disagree. Disagreeing doesn't mean being disagreeable. Protests don't change anyone's mind. They just give people who are afraid to talk 1:1 an excuse to say they are doing something. If you want the comradery and TV coverage, go protest but then go out an have a deep conversation.

Tahlib said...

To get into deeper conversations, we need to out ourselves everyday as gay and as supporters of marriage equality, and I dont mean online. I mean at Walmart, the gas station and at church. @Queers United @Curtis Morrison: Then invite them to coffee to talk about why you agree or disagree. Disagreeing doesnt mean being disagreeable. Protests don't change anyone's mind. They just give people who are afraid to talk 1:1 an excuse to say they are doing something. If you want the comradery and TV coverage, go protest but then go out an have a deep conversation.

Julia said...

Is there going to be anything in Philly or NJ?

Anonymous said...

discontinue using the words queer , lesbians, etc,... branded by government and blatant discrimination, and stick to the inequality, discrimination issues,as tax abiding citizens demanding respect and equal rights, this issue will go down as fight with dignity. i refused to be branded or called by anything less then my birth given name and right. i would love to march and will continue to stand for our rights as a nation, however i will not march, in a march that represents itself and continues to brand us as Queer is unacceptable and is never going to happen. that is old school mentality and i find this insulting.

Anonymous said...

How about TX? I know I know, but I bet we'd get a ton of supporters!

Sam Whatserface said...

New Jersey -- Garden State Equality has a Twitterstream with updates (GSE Equality). Looks like nothing coming up, but there were emergency meetings earlier this week.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for listing the St. Patrick's Cathedral protest tomorrow.

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