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    November 16, 2008

    Stonewall 2.0 news round-up

    Posted by: Chris

    SECOND UPDATE: Adding in reports from New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

    UPDATE: At the end of the post.

    3035862343_f6c6aedf26 Through my job updating Gay News Watch, I see a lot of gay news headlines, so I thought I would round up the articles I've seen about the National Day of Protests yesterday -- dubbed by Rex Wockner as Stonewall 2.0. The sheer number of protests is staggering, especially considering the bottom-up organization, lack of corporate sponsors and lack of backing from big-buck national GLBT groups.

    National round-ups:

    SandiegoprotestLocal stories:

    Outside the U.S.:

    Counter-protests/misc.:

    This round-up isn't necessarily comprehensive, though I did do my best to track down stories in larger urban areas and college towns. A few notable states/cities missing from the list, at least so far:

    • Alabama
    • New Jersey
    • Wyoming
    • Delaware
    • New Orleans
    • Nebraska
    • South Dakota

    If you come across articles or reliable blog posts from these states, or from cities missing on the big listing, please let me know.

    UPDATE:

    Thanks to readers, I've added the following links to the complete list (above):

    SECOND UPDATE:

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    1. Hawyer on Nov 17, 2008 11:12:20 AM:

      Incredibly moving vid from the Atlanta rally in from of the state capitol building - hard to fathom in the heart of the old Confederacy, huh? Choral group is the award-winning Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus, founded in the 1970s

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0V6zQFr-_s

    1. Tim C on Nov 17, 2008 1:13:33 PM:

      Does anyone know when the HRC Marriage Equality Dinner is?

    1. Richard Booth on Nov 17, 2008 2:13:48 PM:

      Dont forget Long Beach, CA's protest:

      http://richardjeffersonbooth.blogspot.com/

    1. Rick James on Nov 17, 2008 2:55:38 PM:

      Wayne, my pertner of 11 years. and I went down to City Hall in Birmingham, AL on Saturday about 12:15 and found 1 woman there with a sign. I had emailed all my friends and all the LGTB organizations in the area during the week before, but the event was canceled late Friday evening because no one would sponsor it. There was a reporter there from the local CBS station and she told us she was sorry that no one showed up. So were we. I love living in the South most of the time, but there is so much hatred and fear here in the Bible Belt.

    1. Tim on Nov 17, 2008 4:02:57 PM:

      a lot of my friends couldn't be bothered, it was a little sad but i was happy OK managed to scrap together a respectable showing
      ...even if I did go to the wrong protest at first...

    1. MinervaFan on Nov 18, 2008 1:16:54 PM:

      My partner Fey and I went to the one in Louisville, KY. It was cold and drizzly, but about 100 people showed up. Amazing, considering how conservative and homophobic Kentucky is....

    1. Chuck from Boston on Nov 18, 2008 3:29:34 PM:

      This posting really gets at the magnitude of the demonstrations all over the country. When rights are taken away, folks head to the streets to register their complaints

    1. Bess Watts on Nov 21, 2008 12:16:03 PM:

      Rochester New York:

      http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20081116/NEWS01/811160440

    1. Gwen on Nov 22, 2008 7:21:13 PM:

      As a Californian it was so moving to watch the video of demonstrators nation wide carrying signs against the shameful prop 8. Thank you to everyone that gathered in support of equality, you have no idea how meaningful it is for us here in California to know we have your support.

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      Good job...keep up the good work. Gay people need to gather news, set up personal blogs, organize. We need sites that help and encourage this. I'm from Idaho, a dinky mormon state with hundreds that protested. Cool!! Let's legislate mormon marriages!

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