Sunday, June 10, 2012

S.F. Global LGBT Pride Video;
Endorsers & Funds Needed

Gays Without Borders wants to bring visibility to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups and people from across the planet, from San Francisco on June 21 by displaying logos from dozens of groups, printed up as signs to be held up by activists in Harvey Milk Plaza - and filmed for a fabulous solidarity video.

We need your financial assistance to turn the San Francisco Global LGBT Pride Video 2012 idea into reality with $500 budget. Contributions be made at our RocketHub page.

On Thursday, June 21 starting at 4 p.m., we'll assemble friends and allies at Harvey Milk Plaza, for a rally about global LGBT Pride and everyone will be holding posters featuring logos of LGBT organizations from beyond America's borders, and a crew will tape it all. The photo of my husbear and I in the video above illustrates what we'll do with the logos during the taping.

Let's expand this list of supporters. So far we have secured the endorsements of and logos from these terrific organizations, representative of a geographically diverse coalition:

Albania: Pink Embassy
Australia: Rainbow Labor and the Gay & Lesbian Equality of Western Australia  
Burma: Human Rights Education Institute of Burma
France: Comite IDAHO France
Greece: Athens Pride
Haiti: Kouraj
Kenya: Identity Kenya and the Gay & Lesbian Coalition of Kenya
Poland: Equality Parade Committee of Warsaw
Thailand: Lesla and the Bangkok Rainbow Organization
United Kingdom: OutRage!

As more groups from other countries climb on board, we'll share the details in updates. The key team members are longtime gay, HIV/AIDS and human rights advocates Ken Hodnett, Michael Merrigan and myself, who shot and edited this terrific nine-minute video of our IDAHO action in May at United Nations Plaza:

If you like this video, imagine how beautiful and empowering our new video will be with your donation. Now is the time to contribute and play a role supporting the SF Global LGBT Pride Video. Our goal is to raise $500.

Please don't delay making a donation via our RocketHub proposal page. Contributions small and large are greatly appreciated.

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