Tag Archives: activism

RUSSIA: Ten Activists Arrested In Sochi

Gay Star News reports that ten gay activists were arrested today in Sochi, Russia. The group, led by gay activist Nikolai Alekseev, tried to hold a protest against the ban against public rallies during the Olympic Games in Sochi next year. According to eyewitness reports, once police seized a poster calling for the end to homophobia in Russia the group ...

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Queer Nation Protests At The Met

Members of Queer Nation protested at yesterday’s opening night gala at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera. The New York Times reports: “Putin, end your war on Russian gays!” a man shouted in the vast auditorium, which was packed for the black-tie gala opening of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” before turning to two of the evening’s Russian stars: Anna Netrebko, the popular ...

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TONIGHT: Protest At The Met

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NEW YORK CITY: Activists Demand “Robin Hood Tax” On Financial Institutions

Yesterday about a thousand activists marched on the United Nations, demanding the creation of a so-called “Robin Hood Tax” on Wall Street and financial institutions around the world. Forbes posted a press release: To commemorate the 2nd Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, the Robin Hood tax coalition that consists of two hundred million supporters around the world including Occupy Wall ...

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SEATTLE: Russian Official Pissed That Mayor Attended Protest At Consulate

Two weeks ago hundreds of activists including Dan Savage staged a protest in front of the Russian consulate in Seattle. (Slideshow here.) Also in attendance was Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn (above) and his Democrat mayoral opponent, openly gay state Sen. Ed Murray.  Dominick Holden reports on the fallout: One of four Russian consul generals living in the United States sent ...

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Freedom To Marry Relaunches Campaign To Get Mayors To Endorse Marriage

Freedom To Marry writes: Mayors for the Freedom to Marry is a broad-based and nonpartisan group of mayors who believe that all people should be able to share in the love and commitment of marriage. Our goal is to get 500+ mayors from all 50 states to support the freedom to marry. Check the map to see if your mayor ...

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At The US Conference On AIDS

Mark King attended last week’s conference in New Orleans, where he interviewed such notables at Peter Staley, Valenzuela, and Mondo from Project Runway.

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1968 Olympics Protester Tommie Smith Has Advice For Pro-Gay Athletes At Sochi

In 1968 American sprinter Tommie Smith(above center) was stripped of his gold medal after he and teammate John Carlos made the black power salute on the awards podium in Mexico City.  Smith says that pro-gay athletes at the Sochi Olympics should think carefully before they attempt any demonstration of their own. “They (the IOC) counseled me into what I should ...

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From Paris To Russia With Love

Yesterday LGBT activists staged a kiss-in outside of Russia’s consulate in Paris. The dozens of smooching activists were taking part in an event called “From Paris With Love,” a same-sex “kiss-in” protest outside the Russian embassy in the capital. Sunday’s demo was in opposition to President Vladimir Putin’s “anti-gay propaganda” law, and in anticipation of next year’s Sochi Winter Olympics, ...

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RUSSIA: President Obama Meets With LGBT Activists In St. Petersburg

The Washington Times reports: President Obama told Russian gay rights leaders and other activists Friday that fighting for social justice helped him to get elected president. “I got my start as a community organizer,” Mr. Obama said during a meeting with activists in St. Petersburg, Russia. “I got elected president by engaging people at a grassroots level.” Mr. Obama, who ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Union Organizers Stage Flash Mob At Raleigh Walmart

Their Facebook page is here. (Tipped by JMG reader Brendon)

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Syria Protests Planned Nationwide

The International Action Center has posted a lengthy list of planned protests against US intervention in Syria, most of which are scheduled for this Saturday. In New York City, anti-war activists will gather in Times Square at 1PM. We are non-violently protesting the escalation of US military involvement in Syria, as well as the complete disregard of the will of ...

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LAUNCHED: The NALT Project

Via press release: On Wednesday, Sept. 4, Christians everywhere will begin to rise up and proclaim their unconditional love and support for their gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family members. This new movement, inspired by Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” project, encourages LGBT-affirming Christians to upload videos that unapologetically express their full acceptance of LGBT people. ...

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London Rallies “With Love For Russia”

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Tweet Of The Day – All Out

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Protester Disrupts Senate Syria Hearing

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Berlin To Hold Russia Protest

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Queer Nation Responds To Coca-Cola

Yesterday Coca-Cola issued a statement declaring their support for the LGBT community after Queer Nation staged a protest in Times Square and denounced the company’s sponsorship of the Sochi Olympics.  Today Queen Nation responds to Coca-Cola’s statement via press release: Coca-Cola made a horrendous error when it sponsored the 1936 Olympic Games in Nazi Germany. This company knows better and ...

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RUSSIA: Cops Raid Home Of Gay Activist

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Coke Responds To Sochi Complaints

Coca-Cola published a press release today in response to criticism over their sponsorship of the Sochi Olympics, which was protested this afternoon in Times Square by Queer Nation. As one of the world’s most inclusive brands, we value and celebrate diversity. We have long been a strong supporter of the LGBT community and have advocated for inclusion and diversity through ...

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