Protest the New England HRC Dinner with Queer activists and allies.
The HRC sold out the Transgender community time and time again, most recently supporting a non-inclusive version of ENDA.
HRC fails to build broad, progressive, grassroots coalitions instead choosing to endorse pro-war, anti-choice, conservative candidates.
HRC Galas have been met by protest in almost every major city in the United States. Local politicians have been boycotting the event, including the Mayor of Los Angeles who proudly refused to cross a labor Boycott of the HRC dinner. In New York City, every LGBT elected official boycotted the 2007 dinner.
Let's unite to show HRC what solidarity against oppression looks like!
Join us for a festive queer demonstration and party outside the HRC Dinner!
Join the Facebook Group!
Sign making Party! 14 Beacon Street Conference Room Saturday October 25, 3PM!
Join the "Left Out" party following the Boston HRC protest at Spontaneous Celebrations at 7:30 PM located at 45 Danforth St Jamaica Plain, MA
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New England Blade Article>
CAMP Kansas City
Good As You!
Bay Windows: Coalition Builds
Sirius Radio Out Q News (to play Aug. 21 & 22)
The Massachusetts Chapter of The Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) endorses this boycott/protest.
The world Gender Coalition stands for equality, non judgemental health care, freedom from violence and the unequivical right toGender Identity for Trans and Intersex people. The HRC has promulgated mistrust through it's past and most recent actions which run counter to most of the above values, it is for that reason that the World Gender Coaliton must strongly voice it's objections regarding these actions by the HRC and join this boycott and collective condemnation.
Arianna Davis PhD
World Gender Coalition
National Center for Transgender Equality:
Statement by Executive Director, Mara Keisling in response to HRC's recent quotes in the Bay Windows article about the Boycott:
"HRC continues to take a position on federal legislation that undermines the rights of transgender and other gender non-conforming people. So long as that is the case, NCTE will not work with HRC in any way that reinforces HRC’s inappropriate claim that they can speak for the very transgender people whose lives they are undercutting. While NCTE staff and board are occasionally invited by policymakers and others to attend meetings at which HRC staff is also represented and possibly being asked to speak for transgender people, that is the extent of our working relationship. We have asked HRC to stop misrepresenting our organizational relationship, and though they refuse to stop, we will continue to focus on the important work to be done and leave HRC to their irresponsible positions."