Archive for August, 2011

GetEQUAL Marching on Ohio Statehouse for Equal Housing & Employment Act Tomorrow

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25, 2011 Media Contact: Tom Morgan, State Lead Organizer, GetEQUAL Ohio Phone: 614-736-0757, Email: GetEQUAL Marching on Ohio Statehouse for Equal Housing & Employment Act Tomorrow Demonstration Scheduled Ahead of Hearings to Educate Ohioans on the State’s Unjust Discrimination Laws COLUMBUS, OH – GetEQUAL Ohio – a chapter of the  Read More »

Immigration Judge Grants Motion to Close Deportation Case Against Alex Benshimol

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 22, 2011 MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Talon, 202-631-9830 or San Francisco Immigration Judge Grants Government Motion to Close Deportation Case Against Alex Benshimol GetEQUAL, Stop the Deportations, and Many Other Advocates Call on Obama Administration to Institute a Uniform Policy on All DOMA Deportations SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Today, the government  Read More »

We’ll Be Doing More Than Just WALKIN’ in Memphis!

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

GetEQUAL organizers from across the country are traveling to Memphis in mid-August for an intensive weekend of training. This “Organizing For Equality” training is being co-facilitated with activists from United We DREAM and the Mid-South Peace & Justice Center, and will cover everything from telling your personal story to creating an organizing strategy to identifying  Read More »

More GetEqual Protests And Breaking Fast At Rick Perry’s Prayer Event (Video)

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

The pro-LGBT activists from GetEqual Texas braved the Houston sun yesterday to protest outside Reliant Stadium, where Governor Rick Perry and thousands of Evangelicals were holding an unabashedly political “day of prayer,” “The Response.” Yesterday I posted video from GetEqual’s faux funeral procession for people who have lost their lives to homo-and-transphobia, but the group posted some  Read More »

Video: Rick Perry’s Remarks at “The Response” Event

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Rick Perry, whose Saturday prayer rally drew some 30,000 attendees, lamented a “nation in crisis” and faced protests outside Houston’s Reliant Stadium by gay rights activists who blasted the Texas governor for his event’s ties to the virulently antigay American Family Association. “Lord, you are the source of every good thing,” Perry said in his 13-minute  Read More »

WATCH: GetEQUAL stages funeral procession outside Reliant Stadium during ‘The Response’

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

A block from the merry-go-round of the American Atheists, Freedom from Religion Foundation, Lyndon LaRouche supporters and Westboro Baptist Church, a more somber, if no less energetic, response to “The Response” was taking place. Organized by GetEQUAL, the event sought to give voice to people killed by the violent rhetoric of transphobia and homophobia. The training  Read More »

Protesters Travel From Across Texas to Picket Hate-Based Event

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Michael Diviesti, GetEQUAL Texas State Lead Organizer, (512) 694-3394, PROTESTERS TRAVEL FROM ACROSS TEXAS TO PICKET HATE-BASED EVENT HOUSTON, TX — On August 6th, Governor Perry spoke at an event inside Reliant Stadium in Houston that he organized with the American Family Association, an organization recognized as a hate  Read More »

Perry prayer rally draws 30,000

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

HOUSTON — About 30,000 people poured into Reliant Stadium on Saturday for The Response: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis, which Gov. Rick Perry promoted and which looked a lot like charismatic, evangelical church services will probably look across the country this morning. A band complete with guitars, keyboards and drums led the  Read More »

Prayers and Protests

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

GetEqual Protests Outside Rick Perry Prayer Event (Video)

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

In a move widely seen as the first step toward a presidential bid, Texas Governor Rick Perry today brought together an estimated 20,000 Evangelicals for a prayer event called “The Response.” Currently happening at Houston’s Reliant Stadium, the Response features a slew of anti-gay groups and preachers, including the American Family Association and the Family Research Council.  Read More »