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November 12, 2008


Fight the H8 in Your State

Protests against the anti-gay marriage and adoption propositions that were passed in California, Arizona, Florida and Arkansas are taking on a life of their own.

Not only hasn't the November 4th defeats dampened our spirits, it has energized our community in ways not seen since the Stonewall uprising in 1969. Since election day, protests have continued and new, more energized activists groups have been forming across the country.

I was one of those early activists in New York city following Stonewall and I can tell you, first hand, that this new movement is starting to look and feel a lot like a very welcome return to the contagious energy of that time. We were driven by intense idealism that was founded in an unshakable belief that the fight for equal rights and equal treatment was a clear and unquestionable moral imperative. To most of us who dove in head first, it wasn't a question of "Should I do this?" it was something we felt compelled and driven to. It was the right thing to do and that was that.

Now, a new group called Join The Impact is organizing a nationwide day of protest. It's scheduled for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH in cities throughout the nation. In a statement on there blog, they said:

The gay pride parade has become a great party, but it has lost the memory of Stonewall and therefor given the nation another reason to cast us aside as irresponsible. It’s time we come together for debate, for public recognition, and for LOVE!

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 EQAUL IN MIND, BODY, SPIRIT AND DESERVING OF FULL EQUALITY UNDER THE LAW!

Here in Arizona the demonstrations are planned for 11:30am in...

Phoenix, City Hall at Cesar Chavez Memorial
200 W Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Tucson, City Hall:
255 W. Alameda
Tucson, Az 85701

Flagstaff, City Hall
211 W. Aspen Avenue
(protest on side facing Rte. 66)

and in downtown Kingman

To find the time and location in your city, go to: Join The Impact