Tag Archives: activism

Olympics Protest In Union Square

Yesterday afternoon, after a nice brunch down in the Bowery with Little David and visiting Chicago blogger Jake and his humpy fianc√©, we wandered up to Union Square and ran into an anti-Olympics protest. I walked around to take pictures of the protesters with their signs, but aside from the woman below (I think she’s a nun), most didn’t want ...

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NGLTF’s New York Leadership Awards

Last night Aaron and I attended the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force’s New York Leadership Awards at the new New York Times building, where although the honorees of the evening were filmmaker John Waters, Gov. David Paterson, and the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber Of Commerce, the night was really one long tearful goodbye to outgoing Task Force Executive ...

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Peter Tatchell Disrupts London’s
Olympic Torch Relay

As part of a large protest against Chinese human rights abuses, activist Peter Tatchell was detained by London police today after he attempted to interrupt the relay of the Olympic torch through the streets of London. As the torch continued westwards through London, pro-Tibet supporters waved banners and placards calling for Gordon Brown to boycott the opening ceremony, for an ...

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April 7th: National Gay & Lesbian Task Force’s New York Leadership Awards

On Monday, April 7th, the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force presents the 2008 New York Leadership Awards at the New York Times Center. Hosted by comedian Sabrina Matthews and a featuring special performances by Debbie Harry and Miss Guy, this year’s awards will honor filmmaker John Waters, New York Governor David Paterson, and the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber ...

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Slain AIDS Activist’s Memorial This Sunday

A memorial service for slain AIDS activist Michael “La La” Brown will be held this Sunday at 6:30PM at Bryant Park in Lake Worth, Florida. The park is also host that day to Palm Beach County’s Pridefest, for whom Brown was a recent Grand Marshall. Brown, 50, was a beloved bon vivant, a pillar of the South Florida gay community, ...

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Ft Lauderdale Diner Owner Offers $5K Reward For Gay-Basher’s Identity

Butch Samp, owner of Fort Lauderdale’s Floridian Diner, has offered a $5000 reward for information leading to the capture of the person that committed a brutal gay-bashing at his restaurant earlier this week. Police are looking for a 2002 or similar year, sage green, four-door Toyota Tacoma pickup truck with a bed cover and roll bar. A police report of ...

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On Building Coalitions

I had a brief but fascinating exchange on a feminist blog yesterday. Not to get too into the nuts and bolts of the conversation, the takeaway message I received from a couple of the commenters was that men cannot ever be considered feminists, regardless of their positions on women’s rights. The author of the blog was generally kind to me ...

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TroopsOutNow.Org

Yesterday I ran into these folks in the Times Square subway station as they were handing out flyers for next’s week’s anti-war March On Washington. The events, according to the Troops Out Now site: A weeklong encampment directly in front of Congress. A giant billboard and round-the-clock political challenge to Congress to STOP funding the war . Actions every day ...

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Bilerico Project Relaunches

Somehow last week I forgot to mention the latest news from the Bilerico Project, the Indiana-based LGBT activism blog which has relaunched with an impressive array of top-rung contributors: Over thirty prominent LGBT community members have decided to make The Bilerico Project home including Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force executive director Matt Foreman ...

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