Tuesday, June 23, 2009

DNC Fundraiser Protest in Boston Tonight

Join the Impact Massachusetts will be protesting the Democratic National Committee (DNC) fundraiser this evening at Boston's Fenway Park over the lack of fulfillment on promises to the LGBT community.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Fenway Park: Gate B Entrance
Corner of Van Ness St. and Ipswich St.
Boston, MA

For questions or to get involved contact Paul Sousa at sousa.plm@gmail.com

The protest will be held in front of the entrance from 4:30pm till 5pm to bring awareness to the lack of Congressional and Presidential action on LGBT rights and particularly to the egregious DOMA legal brief.


Johnny said...

But, can we expect HRC, NGLTF, GLAAD, etc., etc., etc. will be there in all their church-in-state, self-serving capacity? Maybe they'll be sporting Dianne Feinstein-For-Senate-in-2032 t-shirts with her campaign slogan, "Too much, Too fast, Too soon." Obviously, she's referring to women's suffrage.

NorCal Gary said...


Yeah that will get their attention.


Anonymous said...

HRC just sent one of their ugly "equal" stickers and a letter requesting funds. HRC won't get a dime out of me!
I also support the protest, even the smallest act can empower change (you've heard of the butterfly effect right?) Anyway, I don't support the GLBT social order. I've always felt that the acronym GLBT mirrored the social order or value in "the community",for the first time I heard this discussed on the CBC
Whole Show Blow-by-Blow
The Current for June 22, 2009
Part 3: Pride & Politics

This coming weekend, Toronto will once again be home to one of the world's largest Pride Festivals. Over the years, it has become one of the biggest celebrations in Canada, one of the country's top tourist attractions and one of the city of Toronto's biggest money-making events. But it wasn't all that long ago that Toronto's gay community was feeling under siege.

In February 1981, hundreds of gay men -- both the owners and patrons of the city's bath houses -- were swept up in the largest mass arrests in Canada since the imposition of the War Measures Act in 1970. The raids quickly became a rallying cry that galvanized the gay community and laid the foundations for the Pride movement in Canada. We aired a clip.

Toronto's annual Pride Parade was born out of the political reaction to the bathhouse raids. Twenty-eight years later, the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and Transgendered communities encompass a wide range of political agendas ... agendas that generate their own internal battles.

This year, a group called "Queers Against Israeli Apartheid" has stirred up a fierce debate about the role that politics should play in Pride events. The group has been given the green light to march in the parade. The Parade's elected Grand Marshall -- human rights lawyer El-Farouk Khaki -- is taking some heat for speaking at one of the group's events. And the whole thing has some people arguing that Pride shouldn't be politicized. We heard from Bernie Farber from the Canadian Jewish Congress.

For their thoughts about the appropriate balance between Pride and politics, we were joined by three people. Rinaldo Walcott is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Nancy Nicol is an independent film maker, who has just completed four documentaries on the history of the gay and lesbian movement in Canada. And Drew Rowsome is an Associate Editor at Fab Magazine, Canada's largest gay scene magazine. They were all in Toronto

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