More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Approve Referendum 71 Maintains Slight Lead While GLAAD Continues to Contribute to Campaign
GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios, Senior Media Strategist Adam Bass and 20-plus volunteers made more than 4,000 phone calls on Sunday, October 25th.
GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios calls voters for Approve 71
The campaign released a tracking poll on Monday, showing that the hard work of Washington Families Standing Together (WAFST) is beginning to pay off. Although the polling shows a lead for the “approve” vote – this lead could easily be lost if lesbian and gay couples stop sharing their stories or if they fail to vote. This is why the last week of the campaign is so important.
GLAAD has been on the ground in Seattle assisting the WAFST coalition since August. We continue to be committed to helping Washington voters understand the real life struggles and successes of lesbian and gay couples and understanding the harms that would result if voters take away domestic partnership protections.