Wednesday, July 18, 2007

July 19: SF City Hall Remembers Hanged Gay Iranians at 12 Noon

From the moment news of Iran hanging two gay teenagers on July 19, 2005, reached San Francisco, two members of the Board of Supervisors have been in the forefront remembering the victims Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni, and standing in solidarity with LGBT Iranians.

Now, on the second anniversary of the tragic hanging, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, an Iranian-American, and his colleague Supervisor Bevan Dufty, a Gay-American, are holding a vigil and will light candles of remembrance for the hanged Iranian teenagers tomorrow, July 19, at 12 noon, in San Francisco's City Hall, in Mirkarimi's office, room 282.

Please join us on Thursday at City Hall if you live in the Bay Area, and no matter where you are, remember Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni on this day, and fight for living LGBT Iranians, that they may live their lives free of fear.


Rob Nevitt said...

Thank you for posting this. I wish I'd known about it sooner though. This murder was despicable.

Anonymous said...

That's the Religion of Peace for you.