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HONG KONG: Democracy Protest Swells, Police Respond With Tear Gas

Via the Washington Post: Swelling crowds of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong on Monday plunged Asia’s normally staid financial hub into a tense standoff with Beijing that strikes directly at China’s expanding political grip in the former British colony. The rapidly escalating demonstrations are aimed at forcing Beijing’s Communist leaders to abandon newly declared powers to weed out any candidates ...

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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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SUNDAY: Protest Against NC Pastor

From the Facebook event page: Pastor Charles L Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, NC recently told his congregation that his solution to dealing with lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender people were to send them camps surrounded by electrified fencing to die. The following Sunday, he used the scriptures to justify his call for the death of homosexual ...

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SUNDAY: Pastor Sean Harris Protest

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OCCUPIED: Times Square

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SUNDAY: Protest At St. Patrick’s Cathedral

This Sunday at NYC’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral there will be a protest against the Catholic Church’s campaign to shield child molesters. Facebook event page here. Protest this Sunday against Pope’s protection of paedophile priests. The Pope must resign over cover up of child sex abuse. “Priests can touch boys, but I can’t touch my partner?” Come join us as we ...

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Friday: LGBT Activists To Protest Obama Speech In Boston

LGBT activists and allies plan to protest President Obama’s appearance this Friday at a fundraiser in Boston. Via press release: President Barack Obama will be visiting Boston on Friday, Oct. 23rd, for a high dollar fundraiser to be held at the Westin Copley Hotel. Outside the hotel, a protest will be held from 12:30pm – 2:30pm urging President Obama to ...

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Tomorrow: Rally At Atlanta City Hall To Protest Police Harassment At Eagle Raid

At noon tomorrow, Saturday, a massive rally is planned for Atlanta’s City Hall in protest of police actions during the raid of the Atlanta Eagle last week. From GLBT/ATL: GLBTATL, made up of members of Atlanta’s LGBT community, and our allies are highly concerned with the Atlanta Police Department in their handling of the police action against the Atlanta Eagle ...

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Sunday: NOM Protest In Rhode Island

There will be a protest at the National Organization for Marriage’s hatefest in Rhode Island this Sunday. From the Providence Equality Action Committee’s Facebook action page. This Sunday, the National Organization for Marriage is holding a “Marriage Day” at the Aldrich Mansion in Warwick. The purpose of this event is to build support for bigotry and exclusion of LGBT people ...

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Saturday: Great Nationwide Kiss-In

The Great Nationwide Kiss-In, an event created in response to a spate of anti-gay incidents that arose out of gay men being publicly affectionate, takes place this Saturday, August 15th. Activists across the country have signed-on to take part, check out this Facebook action page for times and locations in your town. Laurie Higgins of the vile Illinois Family Institute ...

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Tonight In Illinois: Protest Against Exodus International

If you’re in the Chicago area, you might want to join the Gay Liberation Network’s protest against Exodus International (PDF), who are opening their national “We’re totally not gay anymore, we swear!” convention tonight. Exodus International is the nation’s foremost organization claiming to use Christianity to turn LGBT people into “ex-gays.” And while they say they “love” us, their fake ...

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Livestream: White House Gay Cocktails

Today’s LGBT cocktail party at the White House will be livestreamed here beginning at 4:25pm EST. Americablog’s John Aravosis vents: I’m so proud of our gay leaders today. Getting all spiffed up to go to the White House and “deliver our president a message.” That’ll be the day. Oh, I’m sure, in the 8 minutes or so that a small ...

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SLDN Protests At The White House

Video by Americablog’s Joe Sudbay.

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Despite Protests, DNC’s LGBT Fundraiser Yields Record $1M

Although protesters outside Washington DC’s Mandarin Oriental shouted, “Shame, shame!” and “Don’t go in!” last night’s DNC fundraiser netted $1M in donations. A long list of LGBT activists had also registered their discontent by simply declining to attend the dinner: activist David Mixner, former Clinton advisor Richard Socarides, millionaire Bruce Bastian, prominent Obama supporter Stampp Corbin, blogger Andy Towle, and ...

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Protest New York’s Senate Democrats Tonight At New York City Hall

The New York Senate Democratic Conference will be holding a “Hollywood & Broadway” party tonight at NYC Hall. You know, instead of doing any actual fucking work. An instant protest has sprung up: With all the chaos that has been occurring in the Senate over the past several days and weeks, it’s important that we show our elected officials that ...

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Team Auto-Straddle & Lt. Dan Choi

Lesbian bloggers Auto-Straddle attended yesterday’s anti-gay marriage rally and got some great footage along with an interview with DADT casualty Lt. Dan Choi. Hang on until the end for a hawt kiss between Choi and his handsome BF.

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TODAY: Massive Pro And Anti-Gay Marriage Rallies Set For Manhattan

The NYPD has been advised to prepare for 10,000 – 20,000 Hispanic evangelicals rallying outside Gov. Paterson’s Manhattan office today at 1PM for their self-described anti-gay protest. LGBT folks and our allies are urged to show up too, “not in a fight against our dissenters, but in a gesture of support for Governor Paterson, who has supported us.” Gay organizers ...

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Nonviolence 4 Equality

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 ...

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NYC: Protest At Iraq Mission Over Murders Of Gay Men In Iraq

Led by activist Brendan Fay, today a small group of LGBT activists protested in front of NYC’s Iraq Mission over the recent spate of gay men murdered in Iraq. What would have been a relatively low-key demonstration turned somewhat ugly due to the NYPD, who at first refused to allow activists to stand on the public sidewalk in front of ...

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NYC Friday: Protest At Iraq Mission

There will be a protest of the murders of gay men in Iraq at NYC’s Iraq Mission at noon on Friday. Iraq Mission, 14 E. 79th Street in ManhattanFriday, April 10, 2009 at 12 Noon. Organizers of Friday’s protest point to the staggering number of gay men killed: over 400 since 2003, and over 85 since 2005. Men have been ...

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