Monday, October 8, 2007

Seven Straight Nights for Equal Rights

From now until October 13, 2007, straight people across the nation will "come out" as supporters of equal rights for the gay and lesbian community in America.

All across the country straight folks will hold overnight vigils to show support for their gay and lesbian friends and neighbors. This is a chance for heterosexual men and women to show solidarity for the cause of justice for all.

There are about 30 vigils planned around the US. To kick off the events yesterday in Atlanta, Isaac Farris Jr. -- nephew of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. -- addressed the vigil supporters for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered and questioning (LGBTQ) Americans.

Tell your elected officials and local media, “equality is not a gay issue, not an urban elite issue, not an East Coast or a West Coast issue -- it's an American issue.”

You can join this movement. Visit http://www.sevenstraightnights.org/ to find a vigil near you. In Illinois, my home state, Champaign is holding a vigil. Plan to attend, and contact the organizers to find out how you can help.

I also encourage you to blog about it. Let your voice be heard. Stand strong with the LGBTQ community!

To become a sponsor of Seven Straight Nights, contact Jodie Eldridge, jodie@atticuscircle.org, Phone: 512.450.5188

By the way… Dennis Kucinich is the only candidate who unequivocally supports full marriage equality.

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