Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Proposition 8 Fallout - Upcoming Events and Activism Opportunities

Take it to Sacramento

Saturday, November 22nd, 2pm - 6pm - California State Capital Building

California Outreach, in partnership with Equality Action Now and PFLAG, is attempting to bring 30,000 people to Sacramento to rally for the rights of the LGBQT community.

From their website:

"In 1987, the largest rally for gay rights in Sacramento took place, counting 15,000 strong.  We need to stand together and make a statement that we will not stand idly by and let the rights of our sons, daughters, parents, and friends be taken away.  Twenty one years later — 30,000 strong.  Are YOU ready to make history?"

Transgender Day of Remembrance

This may come too late for some of you who had local events for this last weekend.

The official Day of Remembrance is November 20, 2008, but quite a few events are held the weekend before or the weekend after.

In Sacramento, a candlelight vigil will be held at A Church for All on Saturday, November 22, 2008, starting at 6:30pm.

Day Without a Gay

December 10, 2008

Whether you're LGBQT or just a supporter, tell your boss you're feeling a little "queer" and won't make it in to work, don't contribute to the economy (i.e. no shopping!), and spend your extra time volunteering in the community. It's that holiday crunch time, and there are charitable organizations all over that can use the extra help.

Project Postcard

Join the Impact is teaming up with The Civil Rights Front to spearhead Project Postcard.

Project Postcard encourages you to send a postcard to President-elect Barak Obama to say "Thank you!" and to remind him that equal rights legislation in the following areas must move forward:

Expand Hate Crimes Statutes
Fight Workplace Discrimination
Support FULL Civil Unions and Federal Rights for LGBT Couples (Includes Repealing DOMA)
Oppose a Constitutional Ban on Same-Sex Marriage
Repeal Don't Ask-Don't Tell
Expand Adoption Rights
Promote HIV/AIDS Prevention

Here's a sample template to get you started:

Dear President-elect Obama,
Repeal D.O.M.A.!  All Americans should have the right to marry.  
Thank you in advance for advocating for the civil rights of your LGBT citizens.

Blue for Equality

Blue for Equality is asking everyone to display a blue light - on your porch, in your window, wherever you can - to show your support for equality for everyone.

You can purchase a blue light bulb in Equality Action Now's online store and help support their cause, or pick one up from your local hardware store.

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