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Watch: Gay Activists Hold 'Die-In' Outside U.S. Capitol

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A group of LGBT activists, led by the NY-based group Queer Rising, held a "Homophobia Kills die-in" outside the U.S. Capitol on Sunday, meant to counter a rally held by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) on the final day of its 23-city hate-a-palooza tour

The "die-in" highlighted the hateful rhetoric spewed by groups like NOM and how it contributes to nationwide violence against LGBT people.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. We'd like to see more if this at next year's Pride and Gay Days and less of kids tweaking, rolling, throwing up in the street, and otherwise killing themselves with no help from NOM.

    Posted by: ManPuppyMen | Aug 16, 2010 8:00:19 AM


  2. If only, manpuppymen, if only. What QR did for NYC Pride this year was a "cute the hate" style march. We dressed up in scrubs and held signs of some of our biggest local and national bigots to try and cure homo- and trans- phobia.

    Posted by: Vito J. Oliver | Aug 16, 2010 8:45:57 AM


  3. We don't help ourselves by imitating NOM. The world is marginalizing fanatical christians - we should, too.

    NOM's tour would have had NO coverage if we simply ignored them. Some activists just can't help themselves, I guess. They need attention.

    Posted by: AndrewW | Aug 16, 2010 9:42:34 AM


  4. D.C. doesn't have any activists? We have to send some misfits from NY?

    We must be down to about 30-40 "activists" in the US. No wonder they get paid and get to go on road trips. Maybe young people will now choose activism as a career.

    Posted by: Jason A | Aug 16, 2010 9:49:25 AM


  5. @Jason A.

    There were 2-300 people at the rally in Freedom Plaza. Metro Weekly estimates that the crowd was larger at the counter rally than at the NOM rally. If you are playing the numbers then we win again.

    Posted by: Charlie | Aug 16, 2010 11:37:52 AM


  6. QR imitated no one. They're tired of all the see nothing, do nothing, hear nothing, say nothing bullshit and did something.

    You can't call for accountability and transparency and at the same time demanding everyone act complacent, Andrew.


    Posted by: Nelson | Aug 16, 2010 2:22:47 PM


  7. The best banner I've seen: "NOM's words lead to MURDER."

    Can't much argue with that.

    Posted by: sean in dallas | Aug 16, 2010 11:11:44 PM


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