Monday, June 05, 2017

Next Weekend Rallies

There are rallies not only being held down in Washington DC but also all around the country. Some of them have gotten a head start on them.
Rally For Transgender Civil Rights Urges Legislators To Pass GENDA Law
Long Island Weekly
By Kimberly Dijkstra
June 4, 2017

An estimated 100-150 Long Island residents marched down Franklin Avenue today, from Garden City to the steps of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola, in support of transgender civil rights. At the 4th Annual March and Rally for Transgender Civil Rights, members and allies of the LGBT community were joined by elected officials to urge legislators to pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), which would add gender identity and expression as a protected class to New York’s existing human rights and hate crimes laws.

Marchers held high signs with messages “Trans Lives Matter,” “Pass GENDA Now,” “Nassau, It’s Time” and “Accept Diversity” as they made their way to the rallying point. Passing cars honked their horns to show their support along the route.

District 5 Legislator, and candidate for County Executive, Laura Curran spoke at the meeting place for the march. “Our job in local government is to keep people safe and make sure everybody is protected—no matter where they live, no matter who they love,” she said.
Here in Connecticut on Sunday in the Hartford Equality rally for LGBTQ rights from 2 until 3:30 at the state capitol and down in New London is the New London Equality March for Unity and Pride from 10 AM until 3 PM

Plus on Saturday there is a small rally that I’m speaking at

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