Gay Iraq Vigils: NYC on Friday 10 April, London Next Thursday 16 April 2009
Video: San Francisco Gays Protest 6 Gay Iraqi Murders – April 6, 2009, Harvey Milk Plaza
Two international actions are planned over the coming two week because of the murder of gay Iraqis in the slums of Baghdad.
Activists will gather in New York City this week, and in London next week, to protest the deaths of gay Iraqis, the continuing American occupation of the country, and to express strong solidarity with the LGBT people of Iraq.
Big thanks to Brendan and Ali for organizing the vigils.
Here are the details for each action that I’ve received from the organizers. If you’re near these cities, please try and get to the actions.
NEW YORK CITY ACTION:
Contact: Brendan Fay
We will gather later this week to remember our murdered brothers in Iraq, at a vigil in front of the Iraqi mission to the United Nations. We will light candles, lay a wreathe with rainbow ribbons, and also speak out against homophobic violence everywhere. A letter of protest will be delivered to the mission.
Please join us!
What: Vigil of Remembrance & Solidarity With LGBT Iraqis
When: Friday, April 10
Time: 12 Noon
Where: Iraq Mission to the UN
14 E 79th St
New York, NY 10075
Contact: Ali Hili
What: Protest and Support Iraqi LGBT – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgendered
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Home Office Direct Communications Unit
2 Marsham Street
London, United Kingdom