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09/22/2009

This actually kind of is a gay agenda

by Jeremy Hooper

Equality-MarchHeading to DC for the National Equality March? Well then, you'll probably want to know where, exactly, to go once you get in the District. Otherwise you'll be wandering around aimlessly like an annoying tourist, and will spend all your time fighting to find the HRC building rather than fighting back against those who'd like to turn that same edifice into a reparative therapy clinic. You don;t want that, do you?

Fortunately, Beltway-bound boys and gals and label non-conformists, we've got ya all covered. Here's the full list of events, as provided by the event's organizers:

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Organization and Community
Briefing Meetings throughout the weekend
Times and Locations – TBA

Operation Shine Washington D.C.
Sponsor: Sasha Bruce Youthwork; including Wanda Alston House; and SMYAL,
Time: 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Details: TBA

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

8AM-Noon Events
GLAAD Media-Training Workshops
Time: 10-11:30am, 2-3:30pm
Details TBA

HRC education event. Welcome and Action Center
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: HRC’s Building 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W.

Impact Youth Events.
Sponsor: The Trevor Project for ages 13-25
Time: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: MCC, 474 Ridge Street, N.W.

Lobbying Tactics to Repeal DADT, LGBT veterans history teach-in.
Time: 10 am to 1:00 pm
Location: HRC Building
1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW

Ecumenical Prayer Service,
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, 1725 Rhode Island Ave N.W.

Noon – 6pm Events
Courage Campaign Training
Time: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location and further details TBA

Peaceful Demonstration
Sponsor: Youth Lead / All ages welcome
12:30 pm to 12:35 pm,
Location: Undisclosed

Youth Workshops
Sponsor: SMYAL
Time: 1:30 pm to 6 pm Ages 13-21
Location: MCC, 474 Ridge Street, N.W.

Speak Out Event
Sponsor: Youth Lead / All ages welcome
Time: 3:00-5:00 pm
Location: Union Station Plaza

Wreath Laying
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Arlington National Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknowns. View Map
This will be a 15 minute ceremony conducted by Lt. Dan Choi, Knightsout.org and other former servicemembers discharged by DADT.

Leonard Matlovich Memorial Service
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Congressional Cemetery

Workshop and Training on Communities of Faith and GLBT Justice Campaigns
Sponsor: MCC
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Foundry United Methodist Church, 16th and P Streets, NW

Milk & Cookies For Families
Time: 3:00-6:00 pm
Location: Madison Hotel Ballroom, 1177 15th Street, N.W.

Equality To End AIDS October 10 HIV/AIDS Rally and Vigil
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Location: The Ellipse (by the White House) 17th Street NW & Constitution Avenue N.W.

6pm – 8pm Events
Queer Simchat Torah Celebration
Time
: 6:30-9:30 pm
Location: 16th & Q Street NW

Matthew Shepard Foundation Fundraiser
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Renaissance M Street Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Ave., NW

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Servicemembers Cadence Run around War Memorials
Time: 8:00-9:00 am
Location: Starts at WW2 Memorial, 17th St., near Constitution Ave. NW

National Equality March
Time: Noon (12:00 p.m. EST) approximate time
Location: Parade route TBA

National Equality March Rally
Time: Approximately 2:00 p.m.
Location: West Lawn of Capitol Building

Schedule of Events -- Equality Across America

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Your thoughts

Where's the "wipe out organised religion" masterclass? Or the "take over the world using tv" seminar? I was looking forward to those.
I have a little white cat and I've been practising my evil laugh.
Maybe next year...*sobs*.

Posted by: Corvidae | Sep 22, 2009 1:16:33 PM

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