Monday, November 29, 2010

NYC & SF Dec 10-11 Protests
Over UN Vote on Gay Executions

The United Nations in mid November voted to delete gays from a resolution condemning extrajudicial or unjustified killings, a development that directly jeopardizes the safety and security of gay people around the world.

At a time when the murders of gays in countries such as Iraq and Jamaica go unsolved, and Uganda politicians and newspapers endorse a bill to execute gays, the UN votes sends a clear message that killing gay people is acceptable.

Two actions are planned to raise strong public objections to the UN resolution and will take place December 10 and 11:

Location:  New York City
Date:       Friday, December 10
Address:   Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
                First Avenue & E. 47th Street
Time:       Noon
Contact:   Brendan Fay
Phone:     1-718-721-7280

Location:   San Francisco
Date:        Saturday, December 11
Address:    UN Plaza
                 Market Street, Near 7th Street
Time:        Noon
Contact:    Michael Petrelis
Phone:      1-415-621-6267

The protest in New York will take place in the shadow of the UN headquarters, and the speak out in San Francisco, the city in which the UN was chartered, is located are the plaza commemorating the founding of the organization.

We have chosen the dates for our actions to happen on or near December 10, because it is international Human Rights Day, and we will deliver a message to the UN and the world. That message is gay rights equal human rights.

Activists are invited to attend one of these actions, or to organize their own protests on either December 10 or 11 in their local area. Gays will not be silent over this dangerous UN resolution.

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