This is the first direct action taken against a company by a LGBT group in San Antonio’s history.
Direct Action Network of San Antonio (DANSA), co-founded by Jason Morris, the popular LGBT blogger of JaySays.com, helped organize the action, against Exxon, which has long-standing employment policies that discriminate against LGBT employees.
DANSA brought together LGBT activists of Get Equal’s Mark Reed and Get Equal Now co-founder C.D. Kirven to protest during San Antonio’s pride weekend to increase visibility of ENDA related issues.
“We united against Exxon today to help put a stop to LGBT workplace bigotry. We are partners in the fight to achieve civil rights for the LGBT community and boycotting the homophobic policies of Exxon is an important part of that fight.” This is not only a GET EQUAL effort or GET EQUAL NOW effort, it is a community wide effort to eliminate several decades of legal discrimination. This is about LGBT independence on independence day!” said C.D. Kirven co-founder of Get Equal Now on joining her close friend and fellow LGBT rights activist Mark Reed at DANSA’s Exxon protest.
Photo by C.D. Kirven of DANSA’s Exxon protest on July 4, 2010