Tag Archives: Queer Nation

TODAY: Massive Protest Planned At Trump Tower

Gays Against Guns, Queer Nation, and other gun control activists groups will stage a join “Stop The Hate, Stop The Guns” protest at 5PM this afternoon outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The protest is designed to coincide with the opening of the GOP convention and your participation is welcomed. Via press release: The GOP has drafted what ...

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Queer Nation To Fly Boycott Banner Over Fire Island Pines Businesses

Via press release from Queer Nation: A plane trailing a banner reading “Boycott Hi/Lo Tea! Fight For Full LGBT Rights!” will fly above the beach at Cherry Grove and Fire Island Pines on Sunday, June 7, between 2 pm and 3 pm. The action will underscore the LGBT community’s outrage over the April 20 meeting between Republican presidential candidate Senator ...

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Queer Nation Slams HRC On ENDA

Via press release: At the same time it is criticizing Roman Catholic schools for their anti-LGBT discrimination, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is lobbying in Congress for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that has a religious exemption that would allow that discrimination under federal law. “All discrimination is immoral and HRC is right to object to what these schools are ...

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

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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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Queer Nation Protests Against Putin Outside New York City’s Russian Consulate

This afternoon Queer Nation staged a protest against Vladimir Putin outside the Russian consulate on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

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NEW YORK CITY: Queer Nation To Protest At Russian Consulate On February 6th

Via press release: Members of the gay activist group Queer Nation and others who oppose the Russian government’s continued attacks on human rights, including the rights of LGBT Russians, will mark the start of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games with a protest outside the Russian consulate in New York City at noon on February 6. “Gay bashing is not an ...

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From Queer Nation

Activists are continuing to hijack the social media campaigns of major Sochi Olympics marketing partners. #CheersToSochi is the hashtag.

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Queer Nation Tweaks Coca-Cola Ad

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NEW YORK CITY: Queer Nation Heckles NBC’s Matt Lauer And Brian Boitano

Via their Facebook page: “Queer Nation NY paid a visit to NBC News Today Show studio in Rockefeller plaza this morning to say hi to Matt Lauer. Our message: Human Rights Are Not A Game! Putin’s Lies Kill!” More photos are at the link. And from last night, via press release: Two members of Queer Nation confronted three-time Olympian Brian ...

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TODAY: Queer Nation To Protest At NBC

Queer Nation will today crash the holiday party for NBC staffers at a hotel in downtown New York City. They write: This is the not at all inspiring tale of the International Olympic Committee and eleven of the top Olympic sponsors’ Road to Sochi. This coalition of some of the biggest mega-corporations on Earth dutifully and unfortunately followed the lead ...

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NBC Backs Johnny Weir’s Apology

Earlier today I posted Johnny Weir’s apology for calling Queer Nation activists “idiots.”  NBC has now issued a short statement about the flap. Via Deadline: “We’re supportive of Johnny’s apology for his choice of words last night in an emotional setting. As we’ve previously stated, NBC will cover all newsworthy issues as they are relevant to the Games, including the ...

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HomoQuotable – Johnny Weir

“I was speaking at a university and called a small group of people protesting my speech, idiots, for no other reason that my tongue getting away from me. This kind of talk is usually relegated to the safety of my own friend groupings and family but for some reason, I felt like a threatened underdog and needed to take a ...

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Johnny Weir: Gay Activists Are Idiots

Andy Humm reports at Gay City News: Former Olympic skater Johnny Weir was picketed by Queer Nation outside his talk at Barnard College December 2 for his position that “the Olympics are not the place to make a political statement” about Russia’s anti-gay laws and “you have to respect the culture of a country you are visiting.” During his talk ...

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HomoQuotable – Ken Kidd

“Johnny Weir is an insufferable, entitled twit, to say the least. Fine. But he’s NBC’s Token Olympic Gay, and many people’s only perceived authority on Putin’s Russia. So when he starts peppering his NBC color commentary with lies, gently but confidently faux-explaining how ‘it’s really not so bad over there’ and ‘what a shame’ that a small number of troublemakers ...

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Radio Free Europe Interviews Rainbow Flag Creator And Activist Gilbert Baker

Radio Free Europe has posted a great chat with rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker, who these days is a major force with Queer Nation here in New York City. The clip takes you inside Baker’s Harlem apartment and you even get a look at his sewing machines. He’s a JMG reader! (Tipped by JMG reader Ken)

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Queer Nation: The Road To Sochi

(Via Towleroad)

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