Gay activists demonstrated at an appearance by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon yesterday at San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel, hoping to draw attention to the violence and discrimination committed against gays and lesbians around the world.
The activists interrupted Ban’s address with shouts of “Break the silence! Talk about about gays!” to which Ban replied, “That is most unusual welcome for me . . . As Secretary General, I’m supposed to answer all questions . . . The gay rights issue is very sensitive.”
The protest was a preface to the upcoming Global Days of Gay Solidarity on August 3rd and 4th according to activist Michael Petrelis, who organized and participated in last night’s action against the Secretary General and can be seen in the video above. The Global Days of Gay Solidarity are meant to raise awareness of anti-gay violence and will reportedly consist of demonstrations “across the globe.”
UN Secretary General Zapped in SF [the petrelis files]