Honoring our "out" Allies on Harvey Milk Day

By: Saturday May 22, 2010 5:00 pm

H/T Matkins.  Harvey Milk was right when he exhorted queerfolk to come out.  Nobody will work for the equal rights of invisible people.  Only by making ourselves visible and telling friends and family why equality is important to us, their brothers, sisters, friends and children, will progress be made. What was true in Harvey’s day [...]

Southridge High’s Respect Humanity: Uganda March and Rally draws 800, Part 1

By: Monday February 1, 2010 5:14 pm

As 800 marchers coming from three different starting points converged on Beaverton, Oregon’s City Park for the rally portion of the Respect Humanity: Uganda March and Rally, it was hard to believe that the event was conceived by a few students only six weeks prior. It is a testament to the shared urgency so many [...]

Southridge High’s Respect Humanity: Uganda March and Rally draws 800, Part 2

By: Monday February 1, 2010 5:12 pm

Part 1 of this diary provided coverage of the march and the first half of speeches from the January 23rd Respect Humanity: Uganda March and Rally in Beaverton, Oregon.  Most of the speeches recounted in Part 1 were given by political figures.  Here in Part 2 you will hear more from the students themselves, as [...]

OR: Plans solidifying for Southridge High School student clubs’ "Respect Humanity" rally

By: Monday January 11, 2010 10:00 am

Update: Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle confirmed to speak at rally. Note: please tweet, fb, and recommend the DailyKos version of this diary.  Thx! So much has happened in the scant two weeks since my initial post about the upcoming “Respect Humanity: Uganda March and Rally” that I thought an update post was needed. As you [...]

Oregon high school with Ugandan sister school plans protest against Uganda’s gay genocide bill

By: Thursday December 31, 2009 11:00 am

UPDATE:  Please email inquiries about this event to respect.uganda AT gmail DOT com Please recommend the DailyKos version of this diary.  Thanks! Uganda’s proposed gay genocide law isn’t just an abstract concern for students at Beaverton, Oregon’s Southridge High School.  Southridge has a sister school in Kalisizo, Uganda, and students and faculty from both have [...]

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