March 12, 2004

Step Up For Marriage Equality Sunday

Of course I'm recovering from what appears to be food poisoning, so I'm not sure I'll attend the first of the two events below:

* The National Black Justice Coalition, Gay Men of African Descent and New York City Councilman Philip Reed will lead a press conference and rally at 1:00 PM on the steps of New York City Hall. This will be the first African American event to focus on the issue of same-sex marriage. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 212-828-1697, x212. Visit the NBJC website.

* The Bronx Lesbian and Gay Health Resource Consortium (BLGHRC) and partners (see below) are organizing a peaceful demonstration for equal rights and against hate. They plan to stand up once again to the National Latino Coalition of Christian and Ministry Leaders, a NJ and DC-based group who are supporting President Bush's call for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage while promoting divisiveness and anti-gay bigotry. The ministers were at the courthouse last week and are promising to return with 1,000 people, including the Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr. BLGHRC and partners are gathering at 12:30 PM at Joyce Kilmore Park, on 161st Street between Grand Concourse and Walton Avenue, in front of the Bronx County Courthouse. 4/D train to 161st Street/Yankee Stadium.

BLGHRC is also hosting a sign-making party on Saturday, 12 noon to 4 PM at their offices, 448 E 149th Street, 3rd Fl. Directions at www.blghrc.org.

Supported by-
Arcoiris Latino de Cristo (ALC)
The Bronx Lesbian and Gay Health Resource Consortium
Las Buenas Amigas
Latino Gay Men of New York
Latinos Against the Constitutional Amendment
Latitud O° Movimiento LGBT Ecuatoriano (email only)
Mano a Mano
Marriage Equality NY
Metropolitan Community Church
PFLAG-NY
(list in formation)

If I make it to the first event, I'll be down for brunch/linner afterwards.

Posted by ronn at March 12, 2004 03:16 PM