October 15th, 2009

me at a rally 11/15/08

March and Rally Against Hate Crime in College Point

Passing this information on for my Friend Danny Dromm
Dear Friend,

PLEASE SPREAD WIDELY! We need your help.

Thanks, Danny Dromm

In response to the violent beating of openly gay 49-year old Jack Price by two men outside of a convenience store in the College Point neighborhood of Queens early Friday, October 9th, a diverse coalition of Queens residents, activists, and community organizations are hosting a march and rally on Saturday, October 17th, in and with the community of College Point to protest homophobia and to celebrate diversity. We are also hosting an educational campaign geared towards the youth of College Point on Friday, October 16th; we believe that violence against LGBT people is rooted in ignorance and fear, threatens the safety of all people, and must be addressed by all members of all communities.

Please join us for one of these two important events:

Education Outreach at Flushing High School in Flushing, Queens on Friday, Oct. 16th, 3pm
We'll be distributing information about LGBT issues and speaking to students.
Directions: Take the 7 train to Main Street and walk up to Northern Blvd.; cross the street; the school is a huge brick building. Meet us at the front gate.
By bus: Take the Q14, Q16, Q17 or Q44 to 35th Avenue. School is on the corner.
Take the Q25/34, Q65, Q67 to Main Street. Walk along Main Street toward Northern Boulevard.

March and Rally in College Point on Saturday, October 17th, step off at 2pm.
We'll be marching down College Point Boulevard from 20th Avenue until 14th Avenue
and then holding a rally/speakout at nearby Popenhusen playground.
Directions: Take the 7 train to Main Street and then the Q65 bus from Roosevelt and Main Street to 20th Ave.
Please bring signs without wooden sticks, banners, friends, and your best self.

These events are endorsed by the Price family, Generation Q/the Queens Community House, the Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee, the office of Speaker Christine Quinn, the Jewish Center of Jackson Heights, St. Pat's for All Parade, Astorians United Against Hate Crimes, Gay Peruvians, the Long Island City Alliance, the Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens, Las Buenas Amigas, Out Astoria, Integrity NYC, Western Queens for Marriage Equality, the Anti Violence Project, the International Socialist Organization, Carmen's Place, the New York Civil Liberties Union, Project Reach, Queens Pride House, Make the Road NY

For more information about these events, or to join the long-term effort to educate people about diversity and LGBT lives, please contact:
Generation Q of the QCH's Director Marisa Ragonese at (718) 204-5955 or
Brendan Fay of St. Pat's for All and the Civil Marriage Trail at (718) 721-2780