Thursday, November 13, 2008

National Protest Against Proposition 8

New Orleans, Saturday, November 15th, 12:30 PM at City Hall: 1300 Perdido St, New Orleans, LA 70112

For information on protest times and locations in your state, check Join the Impact!

Gays, Lesbians, Transgender, Their Families and Supporters Unite
Large Scale National Protest Planned For November 15th

November 11, 2008

Media Contact:
Brandon Williamson (310) 439-9488

Over the last week, tens of thousands of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and their Supporters have taken to the streets of California to show their outrage with the outcome of California Proposition 8. Prop 8 provides for a Constitutional Amendment to prohibit same-sex marriage rights; Similar amendments and propositions were passed in Arizona and Florida. The outcome of these propositions has angered the national gay community and their supporters. Many feel as if they are now second-class citizens, but, according to the No on 8 Campaign, the fight is not over. The final statement released by the No on 8 Campaign stated, “Victory was not ours today. But the struggle for Equality is not over.”

On Saturday, November 15, 2008 the LGBT community and their supporters will take to the streets in what could be the largest organized Protest / Movement since the Civil Rights Movement. To date, more than 250,000 individuals have pledged to take part in the nationwide event, in which they will descend upon the City Halls, State Capitols and the Nation’s Capitol to make their voice heard. Signs, posters and numerous websites have already been created and the word is spreading quickly throughout the nation. lists protest locations in all 50 States and the District of Columbia.

The message is simple, yet loud; Equal Rights for All. Signs seen at the many protests that have already taken place in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago and Salt Lake City read: “No More Mr. Nice Gay – Equal rights for all people”, “Fight the H8”, “Teach Acceptance – Not Hate”, “I am now a 2nd class citizen”, “I am a victim of H8”, to name a few. The organizers of this nationwide event have stressed that it, like the protests that have taken place over the last week, will also be peaceful demonstrations. “Let’s move as one full unit, on the same day, at the same hour, and let’s show the United States of America that we too are United, citizens equal in mind, body and spirit and deserving of full equality under the law.” The Protest / Movement is scheduled to take place across the nation at the same time: 1:30 PM Eastern, 12:30 PM Central, 11:30 AM Mountain and 10:30 AM Pacific on Saturday, November 15th, 2008. Those interested in attending this historical event may find their local protest location by visiting:

1 comment:

DB said...

While I think it sucks that the gay marriage bans went through, I see this as an opportunity for their movement. The blacks fought hard for their rights. It was more than just ballot initiatives and court cases, it was protests and the practicing of their fundamental rights that allowed their victories. The gay movement should take a lesson from history and fight for it the way the blacks did. Looks like this was the defeat they needed to fire their movement up.