Come out tomorrow for the Trans Day of Remembrance to honor the trans and gender non-conforming people in our community. There will also be an update about the welfare justice campaign (click here to learn more and sign the petition).
WHEN:Tomorrow, November 20th 6-8pm for the Trans Day of Remembrance 8-11pm for the Welfare Justice Launch party
A Man of No Importance, a musical with music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and book by Terrence McNally (a former ILGO supporter!), is based on the 1994 Irish film, A Man of No Importance, starring Albert Finney. The story is about a community theatre group led by a closeted gay man who is determined to stage a version of Salome (by Oscar Wilde) at their church despite objections from church authorities.
WHERE: UGANDA HOUSE, 336 EAST 45th St. (off 1st Ave.) #4, 5, 6, 7 or S `Shuttle` train to GrandCentral - 42 St.; M42 or M104 both via 42nd St.;M15 via 1st & 2nd Aves.; M27 or M50 both via 50th St.
WHY: This demonstration is being organized in response to the global call for action from November 9thto December 10th, Human Rights Day, by SMUG (Sexual Minorities Uganda) a network of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people's organizations based Uganda.
Join with Human Rights Watch, African Services Committee, IGLHRC (International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission), Health GAPand many other local HIV/AIDS and social justice organizations in the area on Thursday, November19, at 12:30 p.m. outside the Ugandan Consulate in New York, to protest Uganda's proposed "Anti-Homosexuality Bill." This repressive measure, now being debated in Uganda's Parliament, would deny all basic rights to Uganda's LGBT people. It threatens civil societyand human rights defenders, and would devastatingly impair Uganda's response to HIV and AIDS.
(photo by Roopa Singh/ politicalpoet.wordpress.com)
Lesbian and gay Indo-Americans and their allies marched and demonstrated last Sunday along the route of Manhattan’s annual India Day Parade today, with signs reading “Gay Hind,” “Indian Gay Proud,” and “Shame Shame FIA, Homophobia is so last year.”
Click here to read the rest of the article by Minal Hajratwala.
Please join Irish Queers as we protest LGBT exclusion from the NewYork City St. Patrick's Day Parade. For 18 years, Irish and Irish American queers have been challenging the narrow definition of Irishness set forth by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, a conservative, Catholic, all-male organization that runs many St. Patrick's Day Parades across the country. As a right wing organization, the AOH prohibits all LGBT people and anyone that is pro-choice from OPENLY taking part in their events.
Although the parade has been billed as the largest celebration of Irish culture in the world, the New York Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Catholic Archdiocese have redefined it as a private, religious event (taking place on public streets) where many Irish people are not welcome.
While our fight began in the 1990s within New York's Irish and church institutions, we have learned that the City, the NYPD and the courts are all willing to trample and erase the diverse fabric of the Irish community. Our struggle is not just with the parade organizers and Catholic hierarchy, but with military organizations, the NYPD, the FDNY and other public servants who use the parade to express sentiments of hate and superiority that are disallowed anywhere else.
Please join us on March 17th on Fifth Avenue @ 57th street (on the west side) from 11am - 1pm. Stand up for a definition of Irishness that values human rights and diverse communities!