People of the world: Elton John and Lady Gaga have joined forces to create what may be the gayest performance the Grammy Awards have ever seen! Of course, this was not the first time that Sir John shared the musical stage at the Grammy Awards. The difference, I guess, is that this 2010 performance helped Ms. Gaga keep up her image as as a queer superhero. And the 2001 performance linked here, well, that was basically an attempt for Eminem to not look like a total homophobe. Ho-hum…
Posts tagged ‘national equality march’
Two great events are coming up today and tomorrow, both of which I learned about via Blake Hayes’ EQUALITY ARMY listserv. If you’re looking to get similar updates it’s pretty easy and not at all invasive–trust me, I get tons of emails a day and this one is short, fun to read, and painless. Copied below are the two events, both which sound pretty sweet and can get you all off-campus:
MONDAY (today!) 2pm-8pm: get your NoH8 tattoo and photograph… join thousands of faces in speaking out against discriminatory laws like Prop 8. (This is the campaign that Cindy and Meghan McCain just posed for!) It’s at the Empire Hotel in NYC on W 63rd. Follow the link to the facebook page: noh8campaign.com
TUESDAY (tomorrow) 6pm-8:30pm: “Big Gay Meetup” — come share your ideas and join members of various grassroots organizations to talk about new ways to push forward with the fight for full LGBT equality. Even if you don’t have ideas to share — it’ll be great to listen, network, and meet people who are active in this movement. PLEASE BRING STRAIGHT FRIENDS!! Allies outside the LGBT community are incredibly important!!! Facebook invite here. LGBT Center, 208 West 13th St. Between 7th/8th Ave. Room 101.
Let us know if you end up going and how it was!
Join CQA after Halloween night to do phone banking for the No on 1 Campaign in Main, to protect Marriage Equality in Maine
Similar to Prop 8 in California, this amendment to Maine law would ban gay marriage only after it had already been accepted. As we fight for national equality, we must protect the rights we already do have!
NO on 1/Protect Maine Equality is a statewide, grassroots campaign defending the marriage equality law challenged by Question 1. Voting NO on Question 1 preserves the law that was enacted this Spring after thousands of Mainers testified before the Legislature.
MOST RECENT POLLING SHOWS THAT MAINE VOTERS ARE EVENLY SPLIT ON THE ISSUE!!!
Come and spend some time lending your phone and voice to call voters in Maine and make sure that they get out to vote.
The time is NOW.
Join a number of organizations from Columbia University in heading down to the March on Washington on Sunday, October 11th, 2009.
The march has one single demand:
Equal protection in all matters governed by civil law in all 50 states.
If you are interested in going please Register Now to receive more information and learn how you can reserve a spot on a bus heading down to Washington with Columbia students. We will be organizing bus spots soon so get on the list now!
UPDATE: Our free buses are full. You may now register to take a bus from 116th Street to the march by signing up online and paying $34:
This is still the cheapest option for getting to and from the march!
This Thursday, Sept 24th @ 12pm on Ancel Plaza, please join us and community leaders for a conversation with one of America’s most renown gay rights activists about the National Equality March, which is scheduled for October 11, 2009 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Cleve Jones began a career in activism as a protégé of Harvey Milk. He later founded the AIDS Memorial Quilt and continues to be one of our community’s most influencial voices.
Earlier this year he called for a national march on Washington to mobilize a grass roots movement to achieve full civil equality at the federal level and in all fifty states.
On October 11th, 2009, we will gather in Washington, D.C. from all across America to let our elected leaders know that now is the time for full equal rights for LGBT Americans.
Come hear him explain why our time is now!
RSVP on the Facebook Event.