Monday, April 26, 2010

OA--GetEqual's Shenanegans last week.

This week, GetEqual, a new 'direct action' group in the LGBT community headed up by Kip Williams and Robin McGehee--cochairs of the National Equality March--made headlines by holding high profile actions in LA and DC on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. This week in Out & About Illinois Magazine, I give the rundown.

GetEqual's Shenanegans last week.:
"Check out the national LGBT leadership's townhall from last Thursday:

http://www.signorile.com/2010/04/full-audio-path-forward-lgbt-leadership.html

On Monday, April 19, the new Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender 'direct action,' nonviolent civil disobedience organization--Get Equal--popped up at a Barbara Boxer fundraiser where President Obama was speaking, and disrupted his speech to demand action on the repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.'

Activists David John Fleck, Dan Fotou, Laura Kanter, Zoe Nicholson and Michelle Wright paid their way into the event and then repeatedly shouted at Obama about repealing DADT as he tried to address the gathering..."

For more on the other actions throughout the week, check out my latest run-down of all of the GetEqual actions from the past week, and watch out for more this week and next.

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