Written by Instinct Staff | Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Tags: pam spaulding
, pam's house blend
, north carolina
, marriage equality
, same sex
North Carolina's own Pam Spaulding (one of the most prolific LGBT bloggers today) was rightfully outraged following yesterday's breaking news that lawmakers in her state approved a wide-sweeping anti-gay amendment. Utilizing the eloquence and passion that her readers and fans appreciate, Spaulding spoke at a vigil in Durham last night, one of many held across North Carolina to mourn the abrupt loss of equality. Follow the jump for video of one of the state's leading LGBT activists reacting to the nightmarish situation.
Written by Instinct Staff | Thursday, 11 February 2010
, hate crimes
, lawrence king
Our friends at GLAAD have put together a still-growing list of vigils across the country scheduled for tomorrow, the two year anniversary of California high school student Lawrence King's brutal, hate-inspired murder.
If you're in L.A., stop by City Hall at 7 p.m. tomorrow for a vigil and mobilization.
For information on vigils in other areas, we've copied GLAAD's list and pasted it below. We'll add new events to the comprehensive list as they come in.
Spectrum Lawrence King Vigil FULL STORY
Friday, February 12, 2010
Location: California State University Chanel Islands
Co-Sponsored By: Spectrum Center for Multicultural Engagement Center for Civic Engagement Housing and Education
Written by Instinct Staff | Monday, 23 November 2009
Tags: jorge steven lopez mercado
, puerto rico
, hate crime
The mother of Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado, the Puerto Rican teen brutally murdered last week, has finally spoken out about the tragedy and her feelings about her son. JoeMyGod shared the statement, which came via the Blabbeando blog.
"When my son told me he was gay, I told him, 'Now, I love you more'. I want to tell the world that hatred is not born with human beings, it is a seed that is planted by adults and is fostered creating a climate of intolerance and violence. We must change our ways and understand that anyone...FULL STORY
Written by Instinct Staff | Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Tags: jorge mercado
, puerto rican teen
, hate crime
, new york city
, los angeles
, san francisco
Vigils are scheduled to take place in parts of the country to remember and call attention to 19-year-old Jorge Lopez Mercado, the Puerto Rican teen who was horrifically murdered last week.
First, in Philadelphia on Friday, November 20:
The Vigil will be held at the Church of St. Luke and The Epiphany, 330 South 13th Street in Philadelphia from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
And across the country on Sunday, November 22:
Los Angeles: 8 p.m. at San Vicente and Santa Monica Blvd
New York: Vigil at Pier 45, optional mass at 5 p.m.
Chicago: 4 p.m. at Division and California
Boston: 6 p.m. at Trinity Church, Copely Plaza
Dallas: 6:15 p.m. at Cedar Springs Road and Throckmorton Street
San Francisco: 7 p.m. at Castro and Market
Oakland: 3:30 p.m. at MacCarthur...FULL STORY
Written by Instinct Staff | Monday, 03 August 2009
Tags: hate crimes
International attacks inspiring terror among the GLBT community have made headlines for the past 10 days, with the latest incident occurring at a Tel Aviv gay and lesbian center. Sadly, the past weekend's hate-fueled violence claimed the lives of three youths, and injured eleven others.
You’ve probably read aoubt the heartbreaking story already, so we’d simply like to call to your attention to the vigils occurring in various American cities throughout the week.For an AP report on the attacks, see the video below.
Tonight, Monday, August 3:
San Francisco: 5:30 p.m. - 6
Congregation Sha'ar Zahav @ 16th and Delores
D.C. info here
Thursday, August 6:
Los Angeles info here.
(rally info JoeMyGod)