This is the home of the LGBTQ Working Group, which is reaching out to LGBTQ groups across the country to mobilize for the May 19 march and rally.
Check out the new position paper:
Opposing NATO and the G8… Why LGBTQ Folks Should Be Involved
It’s important for the LGBTQ community to be involved in the NATO/G8 protests because
- militarism, with its celebration of blunt force, authoritarianism, and repugnance for stereotypically “soft” or “feminine” values like mercy and compassion, is an implicit attack on alternative sexualities and gender identities.
- LGBTQ people can join in solidarity with others—pacifists, socialists, immigrants, racial minorities, Muslims, anti-war and environmental activists to fight for social justice,
- struggles against austerity and militarism impact LGBTQ folks directly. Every dollar that bails out a bank or pays for military occupation is one less dollar to meet the legitimate housing, transportation, medical, and education needs of LGBTQs.
If you are interested in being a part of the LGBTQ Working Group, contact CANGATE2012@gmail.com.