Protests Continue Through the Weekend

Jim Burroway

November 14th, 2008

The protests against Prop 8 continue. Via Queers United, we have some more scheduled for this weekend:

Friday, November 14, 2008

Tucson, Arizona
5:00 p.m. Assemble at El Presidio Park (115 North Church St., on the Plaza in front of Tucson City Hall)
5:30 p.m. March to La Placita Village
5:45 to 7:00 p.m. Rally and Official Presentation for Launch of FAMILIES YOU KNOW at La Placita Village (201 Church St., Tucson)
See Wingspan for more details

La Jolla, California
11:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
UC San Diego,
9450 Gilman Drive

Costa Mesa, California
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Vanguard College
Lawn in front of Heath @ Vanguard

Hollywood, CA
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
6424 Sunset and Cahuenga

Hermosa Beach, CA
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Intersection of Pier and Hermosa Ave.
Hermosa Beach Pier

San Francisco
6:00 p.m.
San Francisco Chronicle, 901 Mission St.

Los Angeles, CA
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Bruin Plaza / Campus

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Join The Impact
Nationwide protests on Saturday. Please click here for more information on a city near you.

Costa Mesa, Orange County, CA
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
South Coast Plaza
Bear Street (Where the mall, Crystal Court, and Metro Pt. meet)

New York, NY
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
City Hall
260 Broadway

Las Vegas, NV
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The LGBT Center, 953 E. Sahara Ave., Ste. B-31, 702-733-9800

Valencia Santa Clarita / Stevenson Ranch California
4:00 p.m.
Corner of Valencia Blvd & McBean Pkwy, Santa Clarita

Victorville, CA
6:00 p.m.
Corner of Bear Valley Rd and Hesperia Rd. (NorthWest corner by Bank of America)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Lake Forest, CA
10:00 a.m.
Saddleback Church
1 Saddleback Pkwy

Newport Beach, CA
10:00 a.m.
At the Mormon Temple in Newport Beach, Calif.
2300 Bonita Canyon Dr., at the corner of Bonita Canyon and Prairie Rd.

Long Beach, CA
10:30 a.m.
Jesus Christ Church of Latter-Day Saints [Silent Protest]
1140 Ximeno

Los Altos, CA
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
1300 Grant Rd

Philadelphia, PA
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Independence Hall
143 South 3rd Street

Pasadena, CA
3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Intersection of Colorado Blvd & Lake Ave
Jimmy Chen at or 323.229.7336

Long Beach, CA
3:00 p.m.
Intersection of PCH/7th/Bellflower
Contact: Brittney at

San Clemente, CA
3:00 p.m.
242 Avenida Del Mar
Contact: Edson McClellan at 949.584.6084 or


November 14th, 2008

thanks for re-posting the list, I received an email stating the Oakland demo scheduled for Sunday is canceled.

Jim Burroway

November 14th, 2008

Thanks. I’ve removed it from the list.


November 14th, 2008

Please, let all these protests be peaceful. I am tired of seeing video of the elderly woman carrying a cross being roughed-up.


November 15th, 2008

Well I am going to express something. I completely support the gay community but now I don’t know how much I want to. I love my gay best friends. I have so much disappointment to you guys. I am not happy about Obama winning either but the mormons aren’t the only ones against gay marriages catholics don’t believe in it either. You guys are showing such discrimination to your own kind and if there is a chance for a community to vote for gay marriages they aren’t now for your vandalism. You want to go get married go to Massachusetts they except it or go to Canada. But nothing will change with your with you immature acts against churches or temples. I myself am not mormon and don’t believe what they do but they have their own beliefs just as you do. My family is all mormon and they all voted Macain. Sorry he didn’t win but your indangering lots of people with your foolish acts. You should be showing kindness cause this shit isn’t going to get you anywhere and people will make sure you can’t ever get married with these acts. Grow up. I am pregnant you think I am happy about abortions no I am not. That is evil and you guys aren’t being much better. There are billions people in the world and some don’t have religions they are just homophobic. So maybe you guys should think. I have gay uncles who went and got married somewhere they could do the same. I am so disappointed and don’t know how much I want to support you and more and I know hundreds of other people who do too. You are now terrorists in my eyes. And your causing so many people not to want to help you guys anymore. Oh yeah and half of the clinics and the studies or HIV and AIDS is thanks to the LDS church. Maybe they should turn you guys down if your infected with it. They aren’t against you they just believe in different sex marriages.


March 7th, 2009

Guys there is a great LGBT civil rights organization called the Empowering Spirits Foundation. They are very creative in how they approach this hot topic issue, in that they engage in service oriented activities in communities typically opposed to equal rights to foster thought and change for LGBT equality.

A friend of mine told me about it and I thought it was a great, positive approach to the issue. We had so much fun at the last event and it was great to give back to the community. Plus it was great to converse with others on the other side of the table in a way that wasn’t confrontational.

Anyway, this can be such a heated issue and I thought this was a unique approach.

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