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More Protests Planned Over Passage of Proposition 8: Schedule

I will continue adding to this list today as I receive any information on new protests.

TODAY, FRIDAY:

Market_protestroad.jpg Tonight, San Francisco Civic Center, 5:30 pm. From Civic Center (Market/7th) to Dolores Park. Facebook event. "We have contacted local media and several popular websites have posted the event. Dozens of people have donated their time to hand out flyers. We are protesting on Friday in San Francisco because it was in San Francisco that the California Supreme Court decided to give equality to LGBTQ people earlier this year and it made San Francisco very happy. After all the work that so many people around the country and the Bay Area did to get to the point where we were earlier this year, we're not going to sit by and do nothing..."

road.jpg San Jose: "6:00 pm at Ceser Chavez park (Market and Park Ave) The fight for equality for all does not end or begin at the polls. So...bring your love and your rage to the Streets of Downtown THIS Friday at 6:00PM, and get the chance for everyone to hear our voices!!! Bring your friends, family, lovers, and SIGNS."

road.jpg Mission Viejo. 4 - 7 pm rally, 200 Civic Center. Equality for all Californians. "Sadly, fueled by misinformation, distortions and lies, millions of voters went to the polls on November 4, 2008 and said YES to bigotry, YES to discrimination, YES to second-class status for same-sex couples. Please join us at the Mission Viejo City Hall. Let our voice be heard. This is not about your sexual orientation, but a fight for equality and to defeat discrimination."

road.jpg Palm Springs: Community rally/candlelight ceremony, 5:00 p.m., Palm Springs City Hall, Corner of Taquitz Canyon Way and El Cielo (by the airport).

road.jpg Long Beach, California: Friday, November 7, 2008, 6:45pm - 9:00pm, Broadway and Redondo. "We will march from Redondo to Alamitos (Hamburger Mary's), to tell Californians, the nation and the world that we are not second class citizens and we will not accept being treated that way."

road.jpg Santa Barbara, California: Friday, November 7, 2008 Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Location: De La Guerra Plaza Street: [700-756] De La Guerra Plz.

road.jpg San Diego - UPDATE. "For tonight's event, there WILL NOT be a march from Balboa Park to City Hall. Instead, the organizers are handing out flyers informing the public that do show up to participate in the march on Saturday instead. Regarding the march on Saturday, the public will assemble in the parking lot behind 301 University Avenue at noon, march peacefully east to the North Park Theatre. The parking lot behind the North Park Theatre will be used for march dispersal and a possible rally. The public is asked to be civil at all times and to follow the orders of the San Diego Police Department as they are doing their best to ensure the safety of all the participants."

road.jpg A protest in Salt Lake City is planned: "If Jacob Whipple gets what he's hoping for, at least 1,000 Utahns will turn out Friday night to protest the involvement of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in helping pass Proposition 8, a California ballot measure that effectively killed, at least for now, same-sex marriages in that state. The call for people to gather at 6 p.m. at North Temple and State Street in Salt Lake City is to show solidarity with those protesting in California, Whipple explained."

SATURDAY:

road.jpg San Diego - UPDATE. "Regarding the march on Saturday, the public will assemble in the parking lot behind 301 University Avenue at noon, march peacefully east to the North Park Theatre. The parking lot behind the North Park Theatre will be used for march dispersal and a possible rally. The public is asked to be civil at all times and to follow the orders of the San Diego Police Department as they are doing their best to ensure the safety of all the participants."

road.jpg Laguna Beach, Saturday, Nov 8, 5:30 P.M. at City Hall - march to Main Beach for candlelight vigil. Parking available at Act V parking lot at 1900 Laguna Canyon Road - shuttle busses will be running every 15 minutes. Bring signs, flags, candles (or flashlights), whistles, and dress for a cool evening.

road.jpg This Saturday, November 8, 6pm, Gather at Sunset Junction in Silver Lake, Corner of Sunset Blvd. and Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles. Our reader Phillip Thomas writes: "There's a little event planned on Saturday afternoon. By little, I mean people are flying, driving, coming by bus and train for this. I heard on tv this evening that organizers are estimating 20,000 marchers for this. I think everyone needs to take part in this. Even if just for an hour or so. Numbers matter, and I can't think of anything that would be more memorable, historical, or significant that doing this on one Saturday evening. Forget the dinner, the mall, the bar, the movie, the relaxing night at home. If you have to work, call in or leave early. Add yourself to this crowd. Invite all of your friends, your coworkers, neighbors. Make a party out of it."

SUNDAY:

Sacramento, California. Equality Action Now. "We are planning an event for Sunday, 11.09.2008, Capitol West Steps: 1pm-4pm Rally. Speakers. Show up and be proud. Bring Signs, Wear Protest Shirts. People from SF will be showing up at the West Steps to show support with us."

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  1. It's not just the mormons that we know who to confront, we have the name, occupation and zip code of every yes on prop 8 donor in california. We also have databases to put addresses and telephone numbers and often faces to those bigots such as facebook, zabasearch, white pages, etc.

    I urge everyone to look in those databases and see who in your zip code gave money to take away your rights and make sure you don't do anything to help or support them. Don't harass them, or hurt them or their property but maybe you have been letting that little HOA violation of theirs slide, or supporting their small business because they are your neighbor.

    Yes on 8 played dirty within the limits of the law and we had a truthful and honest campaign, as was said before, no more mr. nice gay, anything legal is fair game now against these hateful bigots.

    Posted by: John M | Nov 7, 2008 10:57:36 AM


  2. Lawdy lawdy miss clawdy, had no idea the mormons were so powerful... anyway, you can't underestimate the power of religion to sway the masses.. I guess the mormons will have to counter all this by asking their members to boycott all gay bars, etc. etc...

    but why just the mormons dahlings, go after the baptists too, the catholics, hell all of them i guess tho i doubt it will do much good...

    who was it that said religion was the opiate of the masses? stalin or somebody... anyway, it's powerful stuff and perfectly legal... yeah, gimme that old time religion, dahlings...

    Posted by: the queen | Nov 7, 2008 11:20:52 AM


  3. In response to Mark's #1: As I heard someone say during the march on Wednesday night, "This IS the gay pride parade."

    Posted by: Gianpiero | Nov 7, 2008 11:25:45 AM


  4. There's an event tonight (11/7) in Palm Springs.

    Details:

    Community rally/candlelight ceremony

    5:00 p.m.

    Palm Springs City Hall, Corner of Taquitz Canyon Way and El Cielo (by the airport).

    Posted by: Joe | Nov 7, 2008 11:27:29 AM


  5. josh, you say gay men are second class citizens. why are you excluding gay women? this is the problem. you complain about being unrespected and excluded and yet, there you are.

    Posted by: wtf | Nov 7, 2008 11:27:58 AM


  6. Thanks, Ernie & Fred & Chris: some white gays wanna send us all back to Africa so Joe Biden can be president. But what will y'all do with Vin Diesel? Put his yella' ass on a return ship too.

    THE QUEEN: dear heart, you know, you're going to heaven when you pass on. Anthony Quinn will be standing at the pearly gates to greet you. And according to those who know/knew-- that fierce Latin Papi was packin' big time.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Nov 7, 2008 11:44:17 AM


  7. It's good to protest but it should have begun during the campaign and been directed at the open bigotry of Obama as well as the cults. He's as much at fault as the mormons and the altar boy rapists.

    Before tuesday the retarded supporters of Obama's bigotry helped to derail the movement away from activism and into futile electoral politics. Under Bush, Clinton, baby Bush and now Obama electoral politics remain a dead end. But this dead end has always has that bus waiting and guess who gets tossed under it. DOMA, DADT, ENDA, the hate crimes bill and now more state DOMA’s.

    The craven silence of most Democrats about Obama’s bigoted message of "god's in the mix" including NO on 8 and similar groups in Florida and Arizona, was deafening. It contributed mightily to justifying the bigotry of superstitious folks, who are mostly EuroAmericans.

    Obama’s “god’s in the mix” says we’re sinners and it brought the christers scampering out from under their rocks and they kicked the shit out of us.

    Thanks, Democrats. Now we know who our enemies are, and that they aren’t just Republicans.

    Those who want a sustained escalation of disruptive demonstrations are right. No on 8 refused to take the fight seriously and counted on feel-good ads instead of directly confronting the bigots. They never called for daily demonstrations outside mormon temples, catholic cathedrals, Marriot hotels or the campaign HQ’s of Obama and McCain.

    Why?

    They ran a few badly done ads and TV spots on black owned and Latino stations during the last week or so but simply defaulted becasue they were afraid of offending "god's in the mix."

    Why?

    Labor was totally on our side as were the folks of the NAACP and MALDEF and they squandered that by refusing to mobilize them. They defaulted. They were afraid to fight. That was madness. If you don’t fight you don’t win. No on 8 lost, big time. We all lost, big time.

    Battles for equality are not feel-good events. Dueling commercials just won't cut it.

    We lost because No on 8 wouldn’t confront the bigots. That’s because they were tied to the Democrat Party and are incapable of independent organization. They thought getting ‘pushy’ and insisting that Obama and McCain withdraw their bigoted remarks was rude. After all who makes demands on Presidential candidates, it’s unheard of, and it’s just not done by genteel folks.

    They defaulted and that plus "god's ins the mix" explains Tuesday bitter defeats.

    Of course, theres no question about it. THOSE WHO BLAME THIS ON BLACKS AND LATINOS ARE RACISTS. There are no excuses for stupidly playing theri Divide and Rule games.

    Posted by: Bill Perdue | Nov 7, 2008 12:00:04 PM


  8. Call Mormon world headquarters in Salt Lake at 801-240-1000 and let them know what you think of their millions spent to destroy California families.

    Posted by: Roy | Nov 7, 2008 12:10:10 PM


  9. Host:
    Equality For All Californians
    Type:
    Causes - Protest
    Network:
    Global
    Time and PlaceDate:
    Friday, November 7, 2008
    Time:
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location:
    Mission Viejo City Hall
    Street:
    200 Civic Center
    City/Town:
    Mission Viejo, CA

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    Posted by: mel | Nov 7, 2008 12:20:38 PM


  10. Andy, are any protest events planned in NYC?

    Posted by: chad | Nov 7, 2008 12:21:28 PM


  11. bill, here's CNN's story:

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/06/espuelas.prop.eight/index.html

    Posted by: readup | Nov 7, 2008 12:23:07 PM


  12. "Second Class Citizen" T-shirts. Money goes to HRC and EQCA.
    http://www.zazzle.com/second_class_citizen_shirt-235190005485956341

    Posted by: Alan | Nov 7, 2008 12:26:28 PM


  13. I think all of this is wonderful and necessary. My husband and I were married in July in San Francisco and we are devastated by this passage. But, the question that keeps haunting me is - why didn't we do this before? Why didn't we march? Why didn't we do more? What else should we have done?

    While we all will have opinions on this, I ask that question not to blame anyone - certianly the leaders of No on Prop 8 did more than we, as individuals did, to organize. So to blame them is not right - we should look to see what else we, as individuals, could have done. Could we have given more money? More time? More effort?

    I strongly believe that the passage of Prop 8 was not racist or bigoted, but misguided. People listened to their churches and their pastors. They listened to what they have known all their lives. But they didn't listen to their gay friends and neighbors. I am convinced that our movement is built on changing one heart at a time.

    By being strong, being out, and being proud we can change people's minds one at a time.

    While this is a defeat it is not over. We have come a long way and will continue our journey. As we look to heal and move forward don't become angry and embittered by our opposition, but instead embrace them and teach them. Show them that our love is not different from their love. Show them that we are people as well. Show them that we are equals. And then, and only then, will they support our cause, our rights, and our marriages.

    Posted by: Jonathan | Nov 7, 2008 12:33:26 PM


  14. Derrick, dahling, you always crack me up, thanks for the thought -- but I always thought if I did go to heaven Charleston Heston would be there to greet me... in his Moses drag...

    ... tho actually I'd much prefer Hell as Tallulah, Bette, Joan (Crawford) and Liberace will be there and won't that be one hell (pun intended) of a piano bar?

    ah poor jonathan, he thinks that the religious folk will be swayed but alas they won't for like I said before religion is all powerful and though they may not hate us they still think we're sinful, etc, etc.., and must be saved... you all know the drill...

    Posted by: the queen | Nov 7, 2008 12:49:48 PM


  15. Look let's face it you want to march you want to make it effective you want it to hit the living rooms of America during the evening news? We have to march on Washington. No other little community march will matter it will only disperse our energy into little pockets that the Nation will not notice.

    Martin Luther knew it, Martin Luther King Jr. knew it. You have to strike at the heart of your opponent, at a place where you cannot be ignored WE MUST MARCH ON WASHINGTON Nail our demands to the Capitol door if need be, if we are to have any chance of being, noticed. Oh yeah, been there done that, but this time show just how serious we are if you have to lose work, lose work, can't get a sitter , take the kids, Look people, this is a fight for our existence as Americans that matter. Right now we are being told that even though we pay taxes, we follow the rules, The rights that every other American wallows in are denied to us. Get married as many times as you fucking want, we don't care just don't dare try to marry someone who is the same sex as you are. Someone who you have been through the acid test of living together with for the last how many years and you know this is the one. We don't care you can't do it you perverts.. Don't you get it yet?,we don't fucking matter. The fact that I have loved the same man for the last twelve years, if I get sick and go into intensive care, by the laws of my and most states he can't come to visit me. We are not related, by law there are no ties which bind us to each other, that's the law. The law that is upheld by the tax dollars we sheep pay faithfully every year.
    You can fuck a Senatorial or Congressional page, you just can't marry one.
    Washington, that's were we march!!!!!

    Posted by: Stray | Nov 7, 2008 1:14:39 PM


  16. Oh and by the way Queen get your head out of your fucking ass or who evaaahs to see what the hell is happening around you. Or are you to use to the drill, (no pun intended)!!!!

    Posted by: Stray | Nov 7, 2008 1:23:41 PM


  17. Simply put (and this may get a few queen's panties in a wad), but:

    DO YOU ALREADY DESERVE MARRIAGE RIGHTS?

    YES? Then you must BELIEVE and SUPPORT taxation witout representation.

    THAT is self-loathing.

    Posted by: John Bisceglia | Nov 7, 2008 1:52:08 PM


  18. CHAD, I was wondering the same thing.

    There should be a nation-wide protest this weekend. Does anyone know of anything? People want to do something but there's no leader...

    we need this generations MiLK...

    Posted by: Nathan | Nov 7, 2008 2:23:16 PM


  19. IT'S TIME TO PUT ASIDE ALL DIFFERENCES IN OUR COMMUNITY.
    WE ARE ALL FIGHTING FOR ONE CAUSE.
    THIS IS OUR TIME.
    THIS IS OUR STONEWALL.
    COME OUT OF THE CLOSET!
    MAKE YOUR ANGER KNOWN!
    DOWN WITH H8!

    Posted by: Macca | Nov 7, 2008 2:30:01 PM


  20. I like the idea of a National March on Wahington..

    We can not only address marriage rights, but ENDA,Hate Crimes,and our right to openly serve in the Armed Forces..

    It's time to get in the streets! Where are the organizers?

    Posted by: Kennyworth | Nov 7, 2008 2:41:06 PM


  21. It is so wonderful to see our community rally together and take a stand against this horrible initiative, but I like many on here can help but ask, WHERE HAS EVERYONE BEEN THESE PAST FOUR MONTHS? I know I can only speak for myself and my community, but I have been so saddened and frustrated to have my local gay community take such a passive roll in the No on 8 campaign. I have seen so many more of our straight allies step out against this initiative than I have my gay brothers and sisters. I hope that this experience has served as a lesson. I am certainly not placing any blame on anyone for the outcome of this election. I understand that many were afraid to come out and take a stand, and I understand many others honestly didn't think it would pass. I just hope that everyone who is coming out to these protests today will continue their fight into the future and will not let apathy or fear prevent them from taking a stand the next time we have something like this come to vote. We are in the middle of a civil rights fight right now. But we aren't going to win it unless we continue to stand together, to stand proud and to keep fighting!

    My love to you all!

    Posted by: Bösendorfer Vandersloot | Nov 7, 2008 3:00:21 PM


  22. We need to protest here in New york, and around the country. This kind of institutionalized hatred can not stand. LET IT BEGIN!

    Posted by: art | Nov 7, 2008 3:26:57 PM


  23. Ok, all you haters are gonna love me for this but...too little too late.
    All these demonstrations are doing nothing but make people hate us more than ever. The election was Tuesday, its over. These demonstrations should have been going on for the last six months, NOT AFTER the election. This ballot failed due to complete apathy by the gay community to either rally together and fight this OR to raise the same kind of money that the opposition were doing. We were all to busy partying.
    As a resident of west hollywood all i can say to the demonstrators is fuck off and go home. You are making our lives miserable blocking traffic and causing bad feeling with, what has been a very supportative local sheriffs department. You have no right to block the 405 on a Thursday when some of us were trying to get to see madonna making it a three hour freking drive.
    Most of the kids attending these rallys are not registered to vote and their longest relationship has been a one night stand with some guy from the Abbey or the Hollywood Spa, now they want the right to marry them??? WTF.
    last friday 300,000 gays came to Halloween in west hollywood because it was the typical drunken drug fuelled event that gets that many queers out. Myabe we shoudl have been offering G, K, X and vodka/red bull for the last year to get people out to register to vote and fight this thing. Like I said, too little too late.
    As for the blacks and latins throwing us under the bus...not fair. Most of them though they were voting YES for gay marriage, it was the way the ballot was written. But then we did nothing to change that either. Now stop complaining and get on with your lives

    Posted by: matt | Nov 7, 2008 3:28:24 PM


  24. IT IS NOT TOO LATE!
    HOW CAN YOU PUT A DEADLINE ON EQUALITY?
    NO LOOKING BACK...
    ONLY FORWARD...
    TO FREEDOM!

    Posted by: Macca | Nov 7, 2008 3:43:09 PM


  25. Hey Matt - I guess that Dr King dude should have just shut the fuck, right?

    Posted by: Tralfaz | Nov 7, 2008 4:10:28 PM


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