Seven Weeks to Equality & Day w/out Gay
Two actions to continue today's exciting momentum:
From Cleve Jones (creator of the AIDS memorial quilt) and Dustin Lance Black (writer of the forthcoming film “Milk”) is the proposal to begin seven weeks of activism beginning on the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Harvey Milk:
“We call on all supporters of equality to sustain and intensify the nationwide campaign of mass protests and non-violent civil disobedience, for seven weeks, starting on November 27, 2008, the thirtieth anniversary of the assassination of Harvey Milk, and to then gather together in mass, from all corners of our country, in Washington, DC on the morning of Tuesday, January 20, 2009, to honor the inauguration of our President, Barack Obama.”
Also, December 10, 2008: http://daywithoutagay.org/
“On December 10, 2008 the gay community will take a historic stance against hatred by donating love to a variety of different causes.
On December 10, you are encouraged not to call in sick to work. You are encouraged to call in “gay”–and donate your time to service!”
I know there are many out there that get all squeamish about organized boycots, but just give this idea some attention and do what you can.
It can't hurt to encourage those of us that can participate to take the next steps. After today's energizing demonstrations, I know we can work together to keep the pressure on.
Realize your power!