Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Picketing Obama & National Equality March for GLBT Civil Rights in All Fifty States - My Photos

Gay Liberation Network's message to Democrats: Don't count on GLBT support anymore!

This video shows members of Chicago's Gay Liberation Network and Dallas's Queer LiberAction who traveled to Washington DC and joined forces to picket President Obama at the Human Rights Campaign fundraiser on the eve of the GLBT National Equality March.  We picketed because President Obama needs to start delivering on his promises to us.  Democrats and Obama should not smugly assume that they will get the ongoing support of GLBT people.  And we will not stop our activism until GLBT people have equal civil rights in all fifty states!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Chicago’s Gay Liberation Network will picket Obama at Human Rights Campaign Fundraiser

The location of this Saturday night’s picketing of President Obama has changed. On September 18th, I posted the reasons why GLN planned to picket Obama at the White House.

But this morning, as a member of GLN, I received the following message from Andy Thayer, GLN's co-founder.
Subject: CHANGE OF LOCATION for Sat. Night Picket of Pres Obama

In reaction to the announcement yesterday that President Obama will address a black tie fundraising gala of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) on Saturday, October 10th, organizers of a pro-LGBT picket originally scheduled for that night at the White House have instead moved the picket to the site of the HRC gala. The picket will begin at 6 PM in of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, on the northeast corner of Mt Vernon Place NW and 9th Street NW, Washington, DC.  Please spread the word widely.

And later today, another email from Andy:

Hi folks,
I thought people would like to know that we will be joined on our picket line at the HRC fundraiser by the people who organized the picket of the DNC fundraiser (and VP Biden) a few months back. They are working hard to russle up more support locally. Since we moved the location of our picket last night, I've gotten inundated with email and Facebook messages from people saying that they'll be there. I think we've really struck a chord. Lots of people and websites are reposting our message.

So this Saturday night I'll be joining other GLN members and a lot of other LGBT activists who will be picketing President Obama at the Human Rights Campaign dinner.  GLBT Americans demand equal rights across the United States!