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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans, and Gender Non-Confirming Contingent for May Day NYC

Posted 2 years ago on April 15, 2012, 11:09 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

When: Monday, April 16, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Audre Lorde Project: 147 West 24th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10011

via the Audre Lorde Project:
Let's talk about the History of May Day and the intersections that we as LGBTSTGNC People of Color face with the May Day demands of jobs, legalization and stopping deportations!

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audre lorde may day

MAY DAY 2012: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Contingent!

Since founding the Audre Lorde Project has been building an organizing space for LGBTSTGNC immigrants of color in New York City. Within these communities, we have prioritized our work with undocumented folks, low wage workers, and trans and gender non-conforming immigrants of color because we know these are some of the most vulnerable community members in this time and that a true immigrant rights movement will not be successful unless it is these very community members that are leading the way. As LGBTSTGNC immigrants of color, we want to share some of our positions with the broad LGBTSTGNC community, as well as the immigrant rights movement in the U.S.

The Audre Lorde Project, FIERCE, Queers for Economic Justice, Streetwise and Safe and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project have united to organize and form a LGBTSTGNC contingent in May Day for solidarity, support, and visibility. Come join us as we rally and march for immigrant rights. Our movement becomes stronger with each and every one of you!

Pre-May Day events at the Audre Lorde Project Manhattan Office:

Why is it important for us to mobilize on May Day? Sharing our principles and values: Monday, April 16th from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Sign and Prop making party! Getting ready for the mobilization: Monday, April 23rd from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Where: Audre Lorde Project: 147 West 24th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10011

Directions: By Bus take the M07, M20 to 7th Ave/W. 25th; M23 to W 23rd Street/7th Avenue. By Train take the 1 to 7th Avenue/23rd Street; F, M to 23rd Street; A, C, E to 23rd Street.

Contact: Aya Tasaki at atasaki@alp.org or Becca Wisotsky at 212-463-0342 ext. 16 or bwisotsky@alp.org

May Day March and Rally: Tuesday, May 1st meet at 3pm, Rally at 4pm, March starts at 5:30-6:00pm

MAY DAY 2012: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Contingent!

Meet at Regal Movie Theater, 850 Broadway (at 13th St.) Look for these banners: The Audre Lorde Project, FIERCE, Queers for Economic Justice, Streetwise and Safe and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Where: Union Square Subways: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St. Union Square

Contact: Aya Tasaki at atasaki@alp.org or Becca Wisotsky at 212-463-0342 ext. 16 or bwisotsky@alp.org

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[-] 1 points by SPAR23 (25) 2 years ago

what the hell is a two spirit

[-] 1 points by AntiOWSer (18) 2 years ago

I'd like to know too. Remember when there were just 2 sexes (3 if you count hermaphrodites) and between them, only 4 sexual preferences (straight, gay, lesbian, and bisexual).

Now we need an increasingly more convoluted acronym to describe people with (non-traditional?) sexual preferences? (I swear a few months ago that acronym was half the length, and wasn't nearly as confusing (using words like "Two-Spirit" and "gender non-conforming")

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[-] 0 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 2 years ago

Make sure those signs and banners are loud and clear and grammatically correct, also include American Flags! Be camera ready!!

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[-] -1 points by Zombiefighter (-16) from Ione, CA 2 years ago

Horray! NOW well make life better for the whole world!