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.
LGBT Faith Leaders Host Town Hall with Dr. Julianne Malveaux
Tonight, LGBT faith leaders and activists will host Go Vote: A Memo to Black America.
GLAAD has worked with the leading individuals behind the NoWedge2012 campaign including Pastor Joseph Tolton, Bishop Yvette Flunder, Rev. Candy Holmes and Rev. Cedric Harmon to name just a few.
Tonight’s "Go Vote" event is a town hall meeting hosted by Dr. Juilianne Malveaux, who is a noted activist, civil rights leaders and the 15th president of Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, NC. Despite the efforts of some African-American clergy to discourage voter participation, NoWedge is countering that messaging urging for a policy agenda that positively effects the African-American community in areas such as education, incarceration and the LGBT community. In addition, NoWedge2012 has made efforts to share their stories in their communities and faith organizations to empower Black voters and create conversations about issues affecting their communities across the nation.
Grace Congregational Church of Harlem
310 West 139th Street, New York, NY 10030
7:00 pm EDT
This month the United States Supreme Court will issue decisions on two cases critical to marriage equality. GLAAD is working with media outlets and couples around the country to push for marriage. Follow GLAAD for up to date news about the Supreme Court's decision at www.glaad.org/marriage