Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Gay Iraq Vigils: NYC on Friday,
London Next Thursday

Two international actions are planned over the coming two week because of the murder of gay Iraqis in the slums of Baghdad.

Activists will gather in New York City this week, and in London next week, to protest the deaths of gay Iraqis, the continuing American occupation of the country, and to express strong solidarity with the LGBT people of Iraq.

Big thanks to Brendan and Ali for organizing the vigils.

Here are the details for each action that I've received from the organizers. If you're near these cities, please try and get to the actions.

Contact: Brendan Fay
E: brendan@stpatsforall.com
P: 718-721-2780

We will gather later this week to remember our murdered brothers in Iraq, at a vigil in front of the Iraqi mission to the United Nations. We will light candles, lay a wreathe with rainbow ribbons, and also speak out against homophobic violence everywhere. A letter of protest will be delivered to the mission.

Please join us!

What: Vigil of Remembrance & Solidarity With LGBT Iraqis

When: Friday, April 10

Time: 12 Noon

Where: Iraq Mission to the UN
14 E 79th St
New York, NY 10075

Contact: Ali Hili
Email: iraqilgbt@yahoo.co.uk
Web: http://iraqilgbtuk.blogspot.com/

What: Protest and Support Iraqi LGBT - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgendered

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009

Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Home Office Direct Communications Unit
2 Marsham Street
London, United Kingdom

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