08/10/2010- Natasia Langfelder
LGBT activist group, Queer Rising, is protesting against homophobic Bronx Senator Reuben Diaz at a fundraiser for him on Thursday. If any of you turned on NY1 this morning, you will learn that Diaz call a reporter who asks him a question he doesn’t like a “homo.” Nice guy, please note that happened after this protest was announced. That is not why Queer Rising is protesting against Diaz, read why in the press release issued by the group below:
Queer Rising is outraged by New York State Senate Majority Leader John
Sampson’s decision to hold a fundraiser for anti-LGBTQ Senator Ruben
Diaz of the Bronx on Thursday, August 12th. Senator Diaz led the
Democratic revolt against Marriage Equality in the Senate last
December, and he is a key target of a unified LGBTQ effort. In
response, Queer Rising invites all to join us at “The Sampson & Diaz
Bigot Gala” paparazzi protest. “Queer Rising is in the business of
holding people accountable for their anti-LGBTQ actions, attendees of
this function are supporting a bigot and need to be exposed.” Natasha
Dillon, a founding member of Queer Rising.
Date: Thursday, August 12th
Time: 6 pm
Location: Maestro’s Caterers: 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462
Unite with us in the name of full LGBTQ Equality by becoming a
paparazzo. It’s time to give these haters their photo-op and to shame
them for their despicable anti-LGBTQ actions and voting history. Bring
a camera, a sign and be prepared to show Senators Sampson, Diaz and
all attendees that bigotry is never to be supported.
Formed in Winter of 2009, Queer Rising’s mission is to demand queer
rights through nonviolent direct action. www.queerrising.org
If you are in NYC, be sure to check it out!