This past week has been full of highs and lows for LGBT Armenian Americans. While President-Elect Barack Obama became the first US President to ever use “gay” in his acceptance speech, in California the bigoted Proposition 8 passed (52 to 48%) and threatens to destroy over 18,000 same-sex marriages that took place before the election.
It is particularly disheartening that the heavily Armenian populated counties of Fresno and Los Angeles both voted to pass Prop 8 which seeks to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry.
As a sign of solidarity with our LGBT brothers and sisters in California and recognizing that LGBT rights are universal rights, AGLA NY will be participating in at least 2 Prop 8 protests in NYC this week: one in front of the Mormon Temple on the UWS this Wednesday; and the second at City Hall on Saturday.
Please join us as we make our voices heard to those who would challenge the rights of LGBT people to marry.
Prop 8 Protest in New York at Mormon Temple
Wed Nov 12 6:30-8pm
25 Columbus Ave at 65th Street
More info at the Facebook event page here.
For those interested in meeting up with AGLA NY members for the protests please contact us.