Sunday, June 14, 2009

PROTEST President Obama's Broken Promises To the Queer Community

Many in the LGBT community are growing increasingly frustrated with Barack Obama's inaction on LGBT issues, and what is being seen as his administrations anti-gay decisions and actions.

The Gay Liberation Network will be protesting President Obama on Monday June 15th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago. Protesters are mad that Obama continues to enforce the Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy barring gays from serving openly in the military. They are also outraged that the administration defended the Defense of Marriage Act in courts using some ridiculous claims and marriage equality opposition tactics. Some are also still mad about his giving a platform to anti-gay people like Rick Warren and Donnie McClurkin.

The GLN demands that President Obama:
  • Repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and come out for marriage equality
  • Repeal Don't Ask / Don't Tell
  • Legalize readily accessible needle exchanges to reduce HIV / AIDS transmission
  • End faith-based initiative funding which allows for religious groups to discriminate against LGBT people
PROTEST President Obama's visit to Chicago
10:30 AM – 12 noon
Monday, June 15
Hyatt Regency Hotel
151 E. Wacker Drive
(one block east of Michigan Avenue)


Crossposted with Queers United.

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