Tag Archives: activism

Beyonce Flips Off Haters, Sells Own Boycott Merch, Breitbart Calls It “Slap In The Face Of Law Enforcement”

From the Atlantic: Beyoncé is selling t-shirts and phone cases that say “BOYCOTT BEYONCÉ” at her current tour, which kicked off last night in Miami. The slogan’s swiped from calls by some law-enforcement organizations to shun her after her “Formation” video and Super Bowl performance. Now, for $45, you can confuse all who encounter you as to whether you’re a …

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Most Bizarre Counter-Protest Ever? [VIDEO]

The Satanic Temple describes the clip below: In response to a nationwide Planned Parenthood protest on April 23, 2016 members of The Satanic Temple of Detroit crashed the event dressed in bondage fetish wear, baby masks and diapers and engaged in group flagellation. The performers were then painted gold by adoring fetal idolizers. The action was intended to expose fetal …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Activists Arrested At Assembly Building In Sit-In Protest Of Anti-LGBT Law [VIDEO]

National Center for Transgender Equality head Mara Keisling and at least several other activists have just been arrested at a sit-in at the North Carolina General Assembly building. I’ve posted several short videos of current reporting via Twitter. See below. The protests were organized by several local and national groups, including the North Carolina NAACP, whose head Rev. William Barber …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Hundreds Of Haters Counter-Protest As State Assembly Gets HB2 Repeal Bill [VIDEO]

At this writing a growing crowd of about 1000 are protesting in support of North Carolina’s anti-LGBT hate law as Democrats introduce a repeal bill in the state Assembly. LGBT activists led by Equality North Carolina and the Human Rights Campaign started the day by delivering petitions calling for the law’s repeal. Local news video reports are below. Thousands gather …

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MISSISSIPPI: Activists To March On Governor’s Mansion In May Day Rally To Repeal Hate Law [VIDEO]

From the Human Rights Campaign: On April 5, 2016, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed into law H.B. 1523, “The Religious Liberty Accommodations Act,” which would allow individuals, religious organizations and private associations to use religion to discriminate against LGBT Mississippians in some of the most important aspects of their lives, including at work, at schools, and in their communities. Take …

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Pearl Jam Goes Springsteen On North Carolina

From the band’s website: It is with deep consideration and much regret that we must cancel the Raleigh show in North Carolina on April 20th. This will be upsetting to those who have tickets and you can be assured that we are equally frustrated by the situation. The HB2 law that was recently passed is a despicable piece of legislation …

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Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts: Our City Shouldn’t Be Punished For North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law

The Associated Press reports: Charlotte shouldn’t be punished for an ordinance that was ultimately overturned by legislation preventing local and state governments from mandating protections for LGBT people, Mayor Jennifer Roberts said Thursday at a town hall meeting designed to rally support for the repeal of the controversial measure. The town hall, which drew about 200 people to a Charlotte …

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Hillary To Meet With HIV/AIDS Activists

Last month a national coalition of HIV/AIDS activists sent all presidential candidates a letter calling on them to make ending HIV/AIDS a priority. Yesterday the Clinton campaign responded with a letter agreeing to meet with representatives from the coalition. An excerpt: Secretary Clinton is delighted to accept your invitation and is available to meet on May 13th in New York …

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TRAILER: Broadway Bares 2016: On Demand

Cubicle warning: Much nearly nekkid beefcake ahead. Via press release: “Must see TV” never looked like this. Watch what happens when the immensely popular Broadway Bares tackles the boob tube in an unrivaled evening of sexy striptease production numbers, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Come on down Sunday, June 19, for Broadway Bares: On Demand (#BroadwayBares) where …

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Manhattan Braces For Huge Anti-Trump Protests

All five presidential candidates are in New York City today. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will square off tonight at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in their first debate since early last month. But the real action may come late this afternoon in Manhattan, when we might see the largest anti-Trump protest since Hair Furor launched his campaign. Via Gothamist: All …

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NORTH CAROLINA: “Air Horn Orchestra” Activists Blare Outside Mansion Of Gov. Pat McCrory [VIDEO]

From the Raleigh News & Observer: Protesters increased the level of noise surrounding the state’s new LGBT law Wednesday evening by setting off dozens of air horns at the governor’s mansion. About 100 opponents of House Bill 2 gathered, many of them wearing black T-shirts that said “Can you hear us now, Pat?” They stood on two sides of Gov. Pat …

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MASSACHUSETTS: Trans Activists Boo GOP Gov. Charlie Baker Off Stage At LGBT Event [VIDEO]

The Boston Globe reports: Governor Charlie Baker’s speech to LGBT executives and activists Wednesday night was met with a cascade of boos after he refused to voice support for a bill to prevent bias against transgender people in public spaces. Baker’s reluctance to take a stand on the bill prompted many in the crowd at the Marriott hotel to boo …

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Seen At The North Carolina Border

This is same group that posted a billboard in Mississippi last week. From Planting Peace: In response to North Carolina passing of HB2, Planting Peace has constructed a message to North Carolina legislators and the anti-LGBT movement. Our billboard is a reminder that laws such as HB2 move us backwards in the movement for equality and fundamental human rights for …

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Bryan Adams Goes Springsteen On Mississippi

Billboard Magazine reports: Bryan Adams has canceled a show in Mississippi in a protest to the state’s passing of what has been described as the most aggressive anti-LGBT law in America. The Canadian rocker has scrapped his April 14 date at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi following the signing into law of the “Religious Liberty” bill 1523, a first-of-its-kind …

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NEW YORK CITY: Thousands Of Anti-Trump Activists Plan To Disrupt State Republican Gala

Via Breitbart: Organizers planning an anti-Donald Trump protest in New York City next week expect thousands of people to show up when the GOP presidential frontrunner speaks at the New York State GOP Gala on Trump’s home turf of Manhattan, Breitbart News has learned. The protesters have set up a Facebook Event page “Protest Donald Trump at the NY State …

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Equality North Carolina Head Chris Sgro Appointed To State House, Vows To Work To Repeal Hate Law

Posted this morning to the Facebook page of Equality North Carolina head Chris Sgro: Friends, it is my honor to be appointed to the remainder of Representative Ralph Johnson’s unexpired term. Ralph was a great leader for Greensboro and I have big shoes to fill. Amos Quick will fill the seat after January and have my support, but GCDP stepped …

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Rick Scott Posts Revenge Clip Against Critic [VIDEO]

The Wrap reports: Way to spend those tax dollars, Florida. After a video of a woman cursing him out in a coffee shop went viral this week, Florida Governor Rick Scott decided to unleash his own retaliatory clip on the world — and his very vocal critic. The video, titled “Latte Liberal Gets an Earful,” begins with a brief replay …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Local NAACP Head Vows State House Sit-In If Hate Law Isn’t Repealed by April 21st

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: N.C. NAACP president William Barber says his group will hold a “mass sit-in” at the legislature if a controversial LGBT law isn’t repealed by April 21. Barber, whose Forward Together Moral Movement has organized numerous Moral Monday protests and acts of civil disobedience, plans to announce more details about the event at a news …

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#PeeingForPat: Activists Troll North Carolina Governor

Raw Story reports: A new online campaign is targeting North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) for mockery concerning his state’s new anti-trans legislation. #PeeingForPat, as it’s being called, encourages participants to contact the governor to “confirm your adherence to or disregard of” HB2, which bans trans residents from using public restrooms according to their gender identity, and also rolled back …

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MISSISSIPPI: Billboard Mocks Anti-LGBT Hate Law

The group that created the rainbow flag house across from Westboro Baptist Church has struck again. The Daily Mail reports: A humanitarian nonprofit has mocked Mississippi’s latest anti-LGBT legislation with a hilarious billboard. The sign, installed in Jackson, depicts an appalled Jesus saying: ‘Guys, I said I hate figs and to love thy neighbor’. Planting Peace, which advocates for LGBT …

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