Tag Archives: activism

TOMORROW: Activists To Picket Harlem Hate Church, Request Collective Stoning

Tomorrow ACT UP and others will picket Harlem’s ATLAH World Missionary Church and demand that they be collectively stoned to death. Via press release: LGBT activists in New York City are calling for a peaceful protest outside ATLAH World Missionary Church Saturday, March 29th, 11:30 a.m. The controversial Harlem church is located at 36 West 123rd Street at Lenox Avenue, ...

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ILLINOIS: Activist Vernita Gray, First In State To Legally Marry, Dies At 65

Back in November, an Illinois judge ruled that longtime LGBT activist Vernita Gray (above left) could marry her partner Patricia Ewert (above right) ahead of the scheduled start date due to her terminal illness. Gray passed away yesterday at the age of 65. Gray died late Tuesday of cancer at the same Chicago home where she married Patricia Ewert in ...

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Danes Protest Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law

Danish LGBT activists and allies protested outside the Ugandan embassy in the Copenhagen suburb of Hellerup this weekend: Hundreds of protesters marched together to the front of the Ugandan embassy to protest against the anti-gay legislation in Uganda after the Ugandan president signed The Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Act also known as the “Kill the gays bill.” The Ugandan woman Nakiganda Hasifah ...

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Matt Baume Is At SXSW

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TEASER: The Normal Heart

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QUEENS: Irish Drag Activist Panti Bliss Joins Gay-Inclusive St. Patty’s Parade

Many more photos are at Panti’s Twitter page. Also marching in today’s parade were NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio and members of the City Council, all of whom are boycotting the main parade in Manhattan for banning gay groups from participating.

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NEW YORK CITY: Irish Drag Queen Panti Bliss To March In Gay-Inclusive Parade

Fantastic news. Irish drag performer and activist Rory O’Neil, whose anti-homophobia speech as Panti Bliss went globally viral, will march in the gay-inclusive St. Pat’s For All Parade in Queens this Sunday. Via press release: Mayor de Blasio, who has marched in the St. Pat’s for All Parade for many years, will be joined by Members of Congress Caroline Maloney ...

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Queer Nation Disrupts Final Sochi Promotion At Grand Central Terminal

Via press release: Nearly three dozen members of Queer Nation held a raucous protest at the United States Olympic Committee’s final “Road to Sochi Tour” event at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan on February 23. The action began just as the event began in historic Vanderbilt Hall, inside the terminal, with protesters chanting “Don’t Buy Putin’s Lies” and unfurling two ...

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Canadian Athletes Wear Rainbow Patches At Sochi Olympics Closing Ceremonies

JMG reader Scott just tweeted me the above photo. I’ll update this post if I find a news report on this. You remember these guys, right? UPDATE: A commenter below points out that the patches are a version of the logo of the company that made Canada’s uniforms.

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Pussy Riot – Putin Will Teach You

This is the video being made when they were beaten by Cossacks on Thursday. With the song and video, Pussy Riot is asking for a boycott of the games, claiming that Putin is restricting human rights. The tune touches on Russia’s new federal law prohibiting “gay propaganda” (“50 billion and a gay-driven rainbow/ Rodnina and Kabaeva will pass you those ...

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Activists Protest At Arizona Capitol

Things are just getting going outside the Arizona Capitol where hundreds of activists are already making noise. A separate protest is underway in downtown Tucson. I’ll add more photos and video to this post as they come in. Follow the action on Twitter @Bad4AZbiz.  And tune into Anderson Cooper’s AC360 at 8PM Eastern for his live report.

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Major LGBT Orgs Silent On Arizona

As JMG readers know, I get regular, often multiple daily press releases from all of the major LGBT rights groups when there’s big breaking news. Unless I’ve missed something, there has not been one response from any of these organizations in the 24 hours since the Arizona legislature voted to legalize anti-gay discrimination. I’ve gotten zero outraged press releases and ...

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Activists Heckle Scott Lively At DC Press Conference For New Anti-Gay Hate Group

The Washington Blade‘s Michael Lavers reports that two activists disrupted the press conference held at the National Press Club yesterday by Scott Lively to announce the new anti-gay hate group formed in partnership with Porno Pete LaBarbera. Lively got very upset: “Every time we come forward to speak the truth from our perspective, we are interrupted by homofascists! THIS is ...

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Queer Nation Protests At Today Show

Yesterday several of you emailed me to wonder what they’d just seen over the shoulders of Today Show hosts Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. Queer Nation activist Duncan Osborne explains: “We walked in from 49th and 6th because they had the small crowd on the little plaza and the 49th St. side of the plate glass windows was unobstructed. ...

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RUSSIA: Cossacks Whip Members Of Pussy Riot At Sochi Demonstration

NBC News reports: Russian Cossacks used whips and pepper spray Wednesday to attack members of Pussy Riot, the protest punk band opposed to President Vladimir Putin, a filmmaker traveling with the band said. The filmmaker, Simon Ostrovsky, said on Twitter that members of the band were putting on their trademark colorful balaclavas, getting ready to do a song in downtown ...

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IDAHO: Hundreds Demand LGBT Rights

Hundreds of LGBT activists returned to the Idaho statehouse yesterday in another demand that lawmakers add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s anti-discrimination protections.  “This is the eighth year we’ve been working on this, the eighth consecutive session that they told us they won’t even give us a public hearing,” said Mistie Tolman, co-chair and spokeswoman for Add ...

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Queer Nation Sends Valentine’s Day Love Out To The World’s LGBT People

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Stephen Fry On Annoying Putin

Via ANIMAL New York: In December, Mother London, the parent company of ANIMAL’s parent company, produced some limited edition Russian nesting dolls of British gay icons and sent them to the Kremlin. They were a big hit. When the actor, writer and activist Stephen Fry was asked to sign the charity dolls, we asked if we could tag along and ...

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TRAILER: Olympic Hunger Games

New from Queer Nation.

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Bisexual Dutch Gold Medalist Slammed For Celebratory Cuddle With Vladimir Putin

Openly bisexual Dutch speedskater Ireen Wust told reporters that she had a “cuddle” with Vladimir Putin after winning her gold medal on Sunday. Wust told Dutch national broadcaster NOS, “I got a cuddle from him,” at a party held in her honor. “He congratulated me and asked if everything was OK in Russia and I congratulated him on (Russian speedskater) ...

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