LGBT FOLKS GET OUT IN THE STREETS!

Posted: November 22, 2016 in Call to Action, We remember

“It is deeply disturbing that Jeff Sessions, who has such clear animus against so many Americans — including the LGBTQ community, women and people of color — could be charged with running the very system of justice designed to protect them,” Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, said in a statement.

“When Donald Trump was elected, he promised to be president for all Americans, and it is hugely concerning and telling that he would choose a man so consistently opposed to equality as one of his first — and most important — cabinet appointees,” Griffin added.

Sessions’ track record on LGBTQ issues has consistently earned him low marks from the Human Rights Campaign. The group gave him a zero on itsCongressional scorecard and gave him a spot on its “Hall of Shame” in 2014, which included just 19 members of Congress.

For more on this go to: NBC OUT at HERE

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With Donald Trump and Mike Pence in the White House, the GOP firmly in control of Congress, and a Supreme Court ruled by a right-wing majority, we can expect attacks against the rights of the LGBT community. Our progress toward marriage equality will be under assault, and they may consider laws and judgments to allow discrimination against LGBT Americans personally and in the workplace. We can forget about any ENDA bill or protections for our Trans sisters and brothers. Sending it all back to the state will not do as we will lose all of the federal benefits that marriage brings.

Queers Get Out into the streets you have a hell of a lot to lose.   “Clara Guy once said Its all over but the fighting.”

Harry Hay a founder of the Mattachine Society and early gay rights advocate once said: “You may think that you are not noticeable. But they know who you are. They know your’re a degenerate, and they’ve never forgotten that. You won’t find that out until the push come to shove. And then you’ll find out real fast. Because they’re respectable in the eyes of God and you aren’t.  Remember a law is a law. It can be voted out. It can be voted in and stay in as long as you have the majority. And where do you have the majority? You kid yourself. If people become frightened, if they feel they are losing, then the blame will be spread around as they have nothing to hang on to and they will listen to some of the most frightening people.”

“Always remember that we are other than they. We must always remember that tolerance can very quickly turn into persecution.”..Harry Hay interview with Anne-Marie Cusac, The Progressive, September 1998.

 

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