Tag Archives: ACT-UP Army

Sec. Of Army Nominee Rep. John McHugh Wants To “Change” DADT

Barack Obama’s new nominee for Secretary of the Army, Rep. John McHugh (R-NY), agrees with the president that DADT needs to be “changed,” whatever that means these days. The Advocate’s Kerry Eleveld pressed White House press secretary Robert Gibbs about the nomination, asking if McHugh’s stance on DADT played into his selection. As usual, Gibbs gave an evasive answer. “I ...

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Queer Superheroes Hold First Meeting

Last night I attended the first organizational meeting of the Queer Justice League, where about 100 activists gathered to discuss the purpose, structure, rules and procedures of the group. During an interesting opening exercise, attendees were asked to give their first names, preferred gender pronoun, and a one-word description of their mood about the meeting. Curious, optimistic, hopeful, ready, excited, ...

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Reminder: Queer Justice League Tonight

There will be a meeting of the Queer Justice League tonight at NYC’s Gay Community Center at 7:30pm, which is billed as “a space for long-term ACT UP members and new young activists to come together and discuss the future of the fight for LGBT equality.” Please consider joining the next generation of gay activists. You can subscribe to their ...

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Queer Superpowers, Unite!

The first meeting of the Queer Justice League will take place at NYC’s Gay Community Center on Thursday, April 12th at 7:30pm. This meeting will be a space for long-term ACT UP members and new young activists to come together and discuss the future of the fight for LGBT equality. If you want to have a voice in the next ...

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HomoQuotable – Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum

“I absolutely believe that anybody in this generation who is at the forefront of social justice and making an impact on Judaism would care deeply about the role and the place of gays and lesbians.” – Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, just named by Newsweek as one of top 50 most influential rabbis in America, who placed Kleinbaum 19th overall and one ...

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Arrests Taking Place At ACT-UP Demo

I just got a message from Rex Wockner saying that arrests are beginning to take place at the ACT-UP Army demonstration on Wall Street. Wockner estimates the crowd at 800, with about 20 arrests so far. More to come as I get reports. UPDATE: Rex Wockner has filed this story on the protest. In San Francisco, Michael Petrelis covered the ...

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ACT-UP Army Marches Today

Don’t forget that today at noon will be the 20th anniversary ACT-UP march on Wall Street to demand universal health care, single-payer insurance and drug price controls. Marchers will assemble at 11:30am at the Federal Building, at the corner of Broadway & Worth. I have a work thing that will hopefully end in time for me to get down there, ...

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ACT-UP Anniversary March

Thursday, March 29th, please join me at noon for the 20th anniversary ACT-UP march on Wall Street to demand universal health care, single-payer insurance and drug price controls. Marchers will assemble at 11:30am at the Federal Building, at the corner of Broadway & Worth. Other bloggers, please spread the word. Let’s get the gay blogosphere well represented at this important ...

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Larry Kramer Interview

Veteran reporter Rex Wockner has posted an interview with Larry Kramer, done after last week’s ACT-UP Army demo in Times Square, in which Kramer talks about the new ACT-UP Army and rails against the HRC and the Clintons. Kramer: I want this new ACT UP to be an army confronting this hate in every way we can, whether it is ...

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ACT-UP Army Rocks Times Square

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Matt Foreman and Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum were arrested for civil disobedience in today’s ACT-UP/Queer Justice League demonstration against the “immoral” comments of Joint Chief’s Chairman Peter Pace. ABOVE: Foreman and Kleinbaum block Broadway, moments before they were handcuffed.ABOVE: The NYPD closes in.ABOVE: Minutes earlier, Foreman and Larry Kramer attempted to gain entrance ...

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First Action For ACT-UP Army

Press release: Who: Members of ACT-UP and the newly formed Queer Justice League. Where: 43rd Street and Broadway, Manhattan. When: Thursday March 15th, at Noon (12pm) What: The group will demand General Peter Pace’s immediate resignation. Why: We cannot tolerate top U.S. military officials making public statements of such a homophobic nature; such statements endanger all LGBT citizens currently serving ...

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