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CHICAGO: Protesters Blockade Stores In Protest Of Killing Of Black Teen By White Cop

Protesters are blockading the storefronts of major retailers on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile at this writing in protest of the murder of a black teen by a white police officer, who has since been charged with murder. The Chicago Tribune is live-blogging from the scene. Hit this link for photos and video from the ongoing protest.

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HARLEM: Hate Pastor Screams “Faggots!” At Protesters, Tells Press He Can’t Pay City Fines [VIDEO]

Harlem Against Homophobia protested outside the church of James David Manning on Monday night, where he once again appeared to scream homophobic and racist slurs in the name of Jesus. Also this week Manning’s church was served with notices of heavier zoning fines, which Manning says he can’t pay. DNAinfo reports: Atlah Worldwide Church could be fined as much as …

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UTAH: Hundreds Rally Against New Anti-LGBT Mormon Policy In Mass Resignation [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Several hundred people with roots in the Mormon faith gathered in Salt Lake City on Saturday to renounce the church’s new policies targeting gays and their children in an event that marked the latest illustration of the fervor the rule changes have caused. Billed as a mass resignation by Mormons, people filled out paperwork and dropped …

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At The Rentboy Raid Protest [VIDEO]

Yesterday dozens of activists demonstrated outside the federal courthouse in downtown Brooklyn in protest against the raid on Rentboy.com headquarters. The New York Daily News reports: Chanting “Keep your laws off my body,” gay activists marched Thursday outside Brooklyn Federal Court demanding that prosecutors drop prostitution charges against seven employees of the Rentboy.com website. About 70 protesters — men and …

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Tomorrow In NYC: Rally Against Rentboy Raid

From the Facebook event page: LGBT and Civil Liberties Advocates Denounce Arrests of Rentboy.com Staff, Call for Dropping Charges and Decriminalization of Sex Work. RALLY: Thurs., Sept. 3rd, Noon, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn LGBT activists, civil rights organizations, the HookUp Collaborative and supporters will hold a demonstration this Thursday, Sept. 3rd, at Noon at …

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Matt Baume: Do Protests Have To Be Disruptive? [VIDEO]

From the clip recap: “Sometimes political protests can be really inconvenient. And sometimes they target powerful people who already agree with the protestors! What’s the point of that?” I think we know who he’s talking about.

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Yesterday In Minnesota…

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NEW YORK CITY: Thousands Rally In Times Square Against Iran Nuclear Deal

The Jerusalem Post reports: An estimated 10,000 people turned out at New York’s landmark Times Square on Wednesday in protest over the Iran nuclear deal signed last week. They urged the US Congress to reject the agreement brokered in Vienna to rein in Tehran’s atomic program. Speakers at Wednesday’s rally included New York’s former governor George Pataki, Jerusalem Post senior …

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Protesters Chant “Shame!” At Midtown Hotel Owned By Cruz Meeting Hosts

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TONIGHT: Activists To Protest At Hotel Owned By Hosts Of Cruz Meeting

Despite yesterday’s apologies by Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass, activists are going forward with tonight’s protest at their midtown hotel. The call to protest was endorsed by the city’s LGBT Democratic clubs –– Brooklyn’s Lambda Independent Democrats, the Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens, the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, and the Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City …

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BRITAIN: Activists Protest Outside Dolce And Gabbana’s Flagship London Store

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BOSTON: LGBT Groups March For First Time In St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Via the Boston Globe: History marched through South Boston on Sunday as gay organizations took their place for the first time in the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Joining them in front of hundreds of thousands of green-clad revelers was Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the first Boston chief executive to walk the route in two decades. “I’m very excited,” Walsh …

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PERU: Thousands Rally For Civil Unions

Thousands of Peruvians rallied in Lima’s Plaza San Martin on Saturday following last week’s rejection of a civil unions bill by the national legislature. (Via Andres Duque)

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TURKEY: Men March In Skirts In Solidarity Protest After Murder Of Young Woman

Via the Independent: Turkish protesters have taken to the streets of Istanbul after men in Turkey and neighbouring Azerbaijan tweeted images of themselves in skirts as a protest against the death of a young female student. The brutal death of 20-year-old Ozgecan Aslan on 11 February provoked a widespread reaction on social media – which has unusually translated into physical …

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KANSAS: Hundreds Protest Brownback

Hundreds of Kansans protested against Gov. Sam Brownback today in a rally held at the state capitol building. From the Topeka Capitol-Journal: Organizers in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community arranged the protest on short notice after Gov. Sam Brownback announced Tuesday that he would rescind an executive order issue by former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius that prevented some state …

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ALABAMA: Minister Arrested After Refusing To Leave County Office Until
She Could Officiate Same-Sex Marriage

Via the Montgomery Advertiser: An Autauga County woman was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct Tuesday morning after offering to perform a same sex marriage inside the probate judge’s office. Anne Susan Diprizio, of the 300 block of Cambridge Street, is charged with disorderly conduct, said Dave Hill, chief deputy of the Autauga County Sheriff’s Office. She was being processed in …

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VIDEO: Trans Activists Storm Stage At Task Force’s Creating Change Convention

I reported on this early today and this afternoon the Task Force posted video. The audio cuts in and out early in the clip but returns after few minutes.

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DENVER: Mayor Cancels Speech To Task Force After Trans Advocates Storm Stage

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock canceled his planned welcoming address at the Task Force’s annual  Creating Change conference last night after a large group of transgender advocates stormed the stage in protest of the recent killing of a Latina teen by Denver police. Michelle Garcia reports at the Advocate: Task Force deputy executive director Russell Roybal and Creating Change director Sue …

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ACT UP Pickets HRC’s Gala In NYC

Last night ACT UP picketed outside the HRC’s annual fundraising gala at Manhattan’s Waldorf-Astoria, where tickets were $475. ACT UP’s Facebook page explains the motivation for the protest: HRC has created an LGBT equality index to score the Fortune 500 companies, but there’s no mention of HIV and the thousands of LGBT people with HIV in the workplace. We demand …

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Sen. John McCain To Code Pink Protesters: “Get Out Of Here, You Low-Life Scum”

Via The Hill: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called protesters “low-life scum,” after they interrupted a hearing by calling for former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to be arrested for war crimes. Protesters from the group Code Pink chanted, “Arrest Henry Kissinger for war crimes!” and raised signs in the air as Kissinger entered the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing room. …

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