July 11, 2006

Protest LIFEBeat's Idiocy

Black Gay Community Demands Homophobic Reggae Artists Pulled From AIDS Benefit

What: Press Conference
When: Thursday, July 11, 2006 at 10:00am
Where: LIFEBeat Offices, 630 9th Avenue (bet 44th & 45th Sts), Manhattan, NY 10036
Who: Invited Speakers include: Keith Boykin, Black Gay Author & Board member, National Black Justice Coalition; Christine Quinn, NYC Council Speaker; Marjorie Hill, GMHC; Kenyon Farrow, New York State Black Gay Network; Tokes Osubu, Gay Men Of African Descent; Bishop Zachary Jones, Unity Fellowship Church; Soraya Elcock, Harlem United; Violet Tabor, Minority Task Force on AIDS/FACES and others.
Why: To demand that LIFEBeat cancel performances of homophobic artists Beenie Man and Tok at the upcoming Hearts and Voices Benefit Concert.

More at the above link. It's pretty last minute, so I don't think I can make it. But I'll try my best.

Posted by ronn at July 11, 2006 10:57 PM

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