Thursday, June 2, 2011

LGBT Activist and Political Allies Organize Bronx Rally Advocating Same Sex Marriages

As the battle for same sex marriage rages in the Bronx, LGBT activist rally with Bronx elected officials on Friday June 3rd at 2pm. The rally will take place at the Bronx Courthouse steps located at 851 Grand Concourse. Please do comment and let me know were the Bronx stands on this issue? In addition, is it justified to call the rally on May 15th by State Senator Rev. Diaz Jr. a “hate” rally as described in the press release below?


Bronx Rainbow Independent Democratic Association (BRIDA), in collaboration with
MENY (Marriage Equality New York) Announce the Bronx Supports Marriage

Press Contact: Dirk McCall,, 917-921-8308

Who: BRIDA, MENY, the Empire State Pride Agenda, HRC, Freedom to Marry, Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC, Bronx for Change, local LGBT activists and allies, and State Senators Jose Marco Serrano, Gustavo Rivera, Jeff Klein and Adriano Espaillat, as well as Assemblymembers Jeffrey Dinowitz and Jose Rivera and NYC Councilmember Maria del Carmen Arroyo.

What: Bronx leaders and activists speaking up for marriage equality, both as a result of the majority sentiment in the Bronx being for marriage equality for all people and in response to the hate march by the Rev. Ruben Diaz on May 15.

When: Friday, June 3, 2 p.m.

Where: Bronx Courthouse Steps, 851 Grand Concourse, at 161st Street

Why: Because All New Yorkers deserve the right to marry the person they love.

1 comment:

Nelson said...

thanks for the alert; apparently, many activists and bloggers, including me, are unaware of this event and are unsure if they will attend.