A newly-formed activism group is calling for nonviolent civil disobedience in the furtherance of LGBT rights. From their site, Nonviolence 4 Equality:
It’s time to take it to the streets.
Like never before, there is an urgent national call for social change through the use of nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience.
We are tired of defeat, token change, defending ourselves against charges of moral inferiority, and being told to “wait” in the land we love while liberation occurs in other countries. Martin Luther King, Jr. acknowledged that real change takes time; yet he also warned against the “tranquilizing drug of gradualism” and instructed the oppressed to demand equality now – not on the convenient time schedule of those doing the oppressing. The nonviolent legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Angela Davis, Audre Lorde, Barbara Deming, Bayard Rustin, Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Oscar Romero and countless others is deeply rooted in United States and world history. It continues to play a vital role in undermining the power of repressive political regimes.
It’s not immediately apparent what kind of civil disobedience is being suggested – check out the site and tell us what you think.