Saturday, January 3, 2009

Announcement For Sunday Jan 4th: Latino Activist Led LBGT Anti-Prop 8 March

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If you live in the Los Angeles area, please come out to the march advertised above.  It should be interesting.  According to the email chain from which I got this announcement, this is the first time the Latino LGBTI community is coming together to protest. 

Also if you are in the Los Angeles area, on Wednesday, January 14, there will be a debate between one of the lawyers who is filing suit against the state of California on behalf of a lesbian couple and one of the Yes on 8 lawyers.  An audience Q&A session will follow the debate.  

Both of these events should be quite interesting.  Please find more information below.

Marcha Somos Familia : We Are Family

Unase con nosotros en MARCHA contra la discriminación y la homofobia. Envite y traiga su familia, amigos, vecinos, y todos sus queridos!


Join us as we MARCH against discrimination and homophobia. Bring your friends, family, neighbors, and all your loved ones.


We, the greater Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Communities of Los Angeles County, will march alongside our parents, siblings, aunts, cousins, grandparents and all other family members in peaceful protest against the passing of Proposition 8.


We invite everyone to join us on January 4th, 2009 at 10 AM at the corner of Soto Street and E. Cesar Chavez Ave as we march east on Cesar Chavez toward Belvedere Park in East Los Angeles.


We are a community of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual teachers, students, leaders and not-for-profit agency workers deeply invested in the future of the state of California. We are sons and daughters of immigrants, U.S. citizens, public servants, war veterans, and working-class citizens devoted to progress and change. We are productive, tax-paying citizens, who as a result of Proposition 8 have been constitutionally re-categorized as second class citizens. As an indispensable fabric of the greater American cultural quilt, we believe we are entitled to the inalienable right to equality, justice, liberty, and the right to marry those we love.


Please march with us against homophobia and constitutional discrimination. It is our intention not only to voice our disappointment on the passing of Proposition 8 but to also encourage dialogue and love among all friends, families, and allies of the LGBT communities. We stand together against any type of discrimination whether based on sexual orientation, immigration status, economic background or any other characteristic. We are not second-class citizens; we are your neighbors, we are your co-workers, we are your cousins, we are your brothers, we are your sisters, and most importantly, WE ARE FAMILY: SOMOS FAMILIA

Marcha Somos Familia : We Are Family


Sunday, January 4, 2009


10:00am - 2:00pm


Soto St y Avenida Cesar E. Chavez ---> Belvedere Park


N. Soto St. and E. Cesar E. Chavez


Los Angeles, CA


Proposition 8 Debate


Gloria Allred, attorney representing Robin Tyler and Diane Olson vs. California and Andy Pugno, General Counsel for on Prop 8

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Come weigh-in about how California defines marriage. Join Gloria Allred, attorney representing Robin Tyler and Diane Olson vs. California when she debates Andy Pugno, General Counsel for on Prop 8.


Debate will be moderated by Judy Muller , Assoicate Professor, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Correspondent, ABC News.


Allred filed with the California Supreme Court on November 5th on behalf of Robin Tyler and Diane Olson, who were the first same-sex couple to marry this June in Los Angeles County. Allred said the lawsuit will contain a new and controversial legal argument as to why Prop. 8 is unconstitutional.


Audience Q&A to follow.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

7:30 PM, Registration Opens at 6:30 PM

The National Center for the Preservation of Democracy

111 North Central Ave (at First St)

Los Angeles, 90012


Members: $20

Guest of Members: $20

Non-members: $20

Public parking available in lots at First & Central and First & Alameda.

**Deadline for reservations and/or refunds is 2 business days prior to the event. 

To register go to

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