900+ queer activists march in Lakeview

Last night more than 900 people gathered at the Center on Halsted to show their support at the dismay of the California Supreme Courts ruling on Propsition 8

Several speakers, including Andy Thayer who just returned from Russia where he participated in, and was arrested for, the attempt to stage a Gay Pride Parade in Moscow, spoke to the crowd of hundreds. 

The common theme amongst the speakers was that we will not let this ruling by the California Supreme Court get us down, it will only energize us and make us stronger. 

Check out this short video that I was able to capture of the Rally and the following March on Halsted.  We marched from Halsted & Waveland to Halsted & Fullerton, chanting, shouting and waving flags the entire time and getting our message out to the passersby.

There is plenty that you can do and there are several organizations in Chicago that you can join forces with to make your voice heard.  Check out the Gay Liberation Network and Join the Impact - Chicago

Get out there, get involved, make a difference!

 

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  • 900 people? nice. i'm sorry i missed it. i did a brief write up too: http://tinyurl.com/paqpew

    here's hoping IL will get somewhere with civil unions this legislative session.

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