Boston HRC Gala PROTEST & Left Out Party!

Event Details

Boston HRC Gala PROTEST & Left Out Party!

Time: October 25, 2008 at 5pm
Location: Sharaton Boston
Street: Boylston/Dalton TBA
City/Town: Boston
Website or Map: http://www.queertoday.com
Phone: 617.416.0552
Event Type: Protest, &, Queer, Party
Organized By: QueerToday
Latest Activity: Oct 23, 2008

Event Description


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


ENDORSE THIS EVENT
Post your organization in the comments field below to endorse this event, or contact markdanielsnder@gmail.com for more information. We hope for this event to be organized by a coalition of activists and organizations who are committed to social justice and want to have fun!

Coverage:

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
President
World Gender Coalition
www.worldgendercoalition.org

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."

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Comment by Rhiannon ODonnabhain on October 16, 2008 at 3:01pm
Those of you who know me know that I stand up for trans rights. I endorse this boycott and I will be there.
Comment by Richard on October 15, 2008 at 8:45pm
Hello to everyone
Queers Without Borders, Hartford Ct. is getting our rides in order, and will bring two vans to Boston. So there will be 10 + people coming up. Can't wait to be with everyone marching against HRC. Will watch for any and all details during the week.
Comment by Iyamdagmar on October 14, 2008 at 8:51pm
HRC's claim that they represent the LGBT community is false and I want to call them out on it by demonstrating and showing my NON-support of them as they have shown their NON-support of transpeople.
Comment by Saffo on October 7, 2008 at 3:46pm
check out info on the DC gala protest that happened recently:

http://dc.indymedia.org/newswire/display/144357/index.php
http://dc.indymedia.org/newswire/display/144360/index.php

ALSO,
anyone in the PROVIDENCE, RI area interested in forming a providence contingent, contact whatqueer@gmail.com.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/isisdc/sets/72157607741466482
Comment by Mark Daniel Snyder on September 30, 2008 at 8:07pm
Visit the Protest Facebook Page - over 56 members and growing - http://www.new.facebook.com/event.php?eid=22813338745
Comment by Saffo on September 29, 2008 at 7:26pm
Anyone from Rhode Island interested in forming an RI contingent? Contact whatqueer@gmail.com.
Comment by Mark Daniel Snyder on August 30, 2008 at 5:45pm
Endorsement: What Queer?! Collective
What Queer?! is a non-profit, consensus-based collective, based out of Providence, RI, that provides alternative learning through books, workshops, and other activities, as well as a queer alternative to the bar scene. We strive to create a community based on inclusively, dialog, and solidarity between struggles by challenging heterosexism, transphobia, racism, classism, sexism, and other forms of oppression
Comment by Joney Harper on August 26, 2008 at 9:28pm
I endorse this boycott. As a proponent of Unity, I am abhorred by the actions of HRC to segregate the community, only to make it weaker in the fight ahead.
Comment by Rhea Kroutil-McKendry on August 26, 2008 at 4:16pm
As an activist, poet, and member of the LGBT community, I endorse this boycott. Let us remember what we are fighting for, and how true equality will only exist when we collaborate with eachother for the same purpose. Peace to all, and you know I'll be there.
Comment by Yolanda Carrington on August 26, 2008 at 2:18pm
Any organization that claims to represent the LGBT community needs to put their money where their mouth is. Stop supporting reactionary politicians, stop selling out transpeople, and start building genuine alliances with grassroots activists. If HRC can't get behind queer folks' basic human needs and rights, then we can't get behind them.

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