Thursday, February 12, 2009
Come Wearing White. Leave Seeing Red!
Monday, February 16 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. State Capitol Sacramento Love and Marriage will be a statewide rally where people from all over the state will join us on the steps of the Capitol to show our solidarity for the rights of 18,000 same-sex couples who were married and look forward to the day when those rights are available again, this time for everyone. Speakers, entertainment and thousands of like-minded people – in one spot – join us to put a FACE on the issue of true equality. Organized by Equality Action NOW. Confirmed Appearances by: Invocation: Rev. Roland Stringfellow, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion Gloria Allred - Defense attorney leading the case Margaret Cho – The Cho Show Deborah Gibson - Singer Julia Louis-Dreyfus - The New Adventures of Old Christine Rabbi Denise Eger – Kol Ami Congregation Dr. Michael Gottlieb - Discoverer of AIDS Senator Mark Leno Selene Luna - The Cho Show Molly McKay – Marriage Equality and singer Shannon Minter - NCLR Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus performing Prop 8 the Musical Doug Spearman - Noah's Arc, EQCA Institute Board of Directors Mandy Steckelberg – "I Love the Gays" Pres. pro Tem Senator Darrell Steinberg Wanda Sykes - The New Adventures of Old Christine, EQCA Institute Board of Directors George Takei and his partner Brad Altman – Star Trek Rev. Dr. Neil Thomas - Metropolitan Community Church Robin Tyler - LGBT Activist and original lawsuit Dr. Pat Washington – San Diego Video Messages by: Melissa Etheridge - Special video message Gavin Newsom - Mayor San Francisco, videotaped message Eric Himan - sending video message and his song "The Protest" Bruce Villanch - Comic starred in road show of Hairspray sending video message for us.
Sponsored by: Equality Action NOW, California Outreach, Marriage Equality USA, and EQCA
Supporters: activelyOUT.com, Artists Against AIDS, Bakersfield LGBTQ, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF), Calafia, Catholics for Marriage Equality, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Central California Alliance, COLLAGE, Congregation Kol Ami, Courage Campaign, Create Equality, Erase the H8 Fresno, Equality Campaign, GayFresno.com, Gay-Straight Alliance for Equality (GSAFE), Gays United Network GLAAD, GLBT Alliance of Santa Cruz County, Hillgirlz, Join the Impact, LGBT Sacto.com, Love Honor Cherish, Marriage Equality Silicon Valley, Metropolitan Community Church Los Angeles, Million Gay March, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Noahs Arc, Our Family, Out Sacramento, Pacific Pride Foundation, Peace and Freedom Party Sacramento County Central Committee, Pride At Work AFL-CIO, Progressive Jewish Alliance, Purple Unions, Queers United, Sacramento PFLAG, Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center, Sacramento Area Gay & Lesbian Professionals Social Group, San Diego Equality Campaign, SF LGBT Community Center, Stanislaus PRIDE Center, Students for Equality, United for LGBT, White KnotMedia Sponsors: Uptown Studios, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Curve Magazine, Instinct Magazine, GayListDaily.com, Mom Guess What Sacramento Outword Magazine, Betty's List
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