Trans Day of Remembrance & Welfare Justice Campaign Launch Tomorrow

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

WHERE: The Audre Lorde Project / 85 South Oxford Street in Brooklyn
(Directions to ALP can be found here.)

This event is being organized by: Audre Lorde Project/TransJustice, Housing Works, Queers for Economic Justice, and Sylvia Rivera Law Project.

"A Man of No Importance" in Nyack

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.

A Man of No Importance is playing at the Elmwood Playhouse in Nyack until December 12th.




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 GAP and 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.


"Burning Issues" in the Republic of Ireland

The National Gay and Lesbian Foundation (NGLF) in Ireland surveyed 1,100 gays and lesbians to ask their their priorities and found that workplace equality and anti-gay violence were top concerns.

To read more about the study, click here.

Irish Queers ♥'s The Lesbian Herstory Archives

Check them out by clicking here.



We're back and meeting regularly again. We've got new tricks up our sleeves, so if you'd like to get involved, send us an e-mail for more details.