Rashawn & Beyond: Anti-Violence News for Queer People of Color

The Rashawn Brazell Memorial Fund aims to establish a sustainable tribute to Rashawn that promotes critical thought about the impact of violence and intolerance, particularly upon queer communities of African descent.

Through this blog, we provide action alerts, event postings and breaking news as a means of informing these communities in ways that enable them to combat racism and homophobia.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

10 Year Old won't Pledge Allegiance to Flag

Will Phillips, 10, from Arkansas won’t pledge allegiance to the American flag until gay Americans have equal rights. When his classmates are standing and pledging allegiance, he stays seated as a sign of protest. The aspiring lawyer, whose parents are very gay-friendly, realized the contradiction of a nation that values “justice for all” but doesn’t recognize the legal rights that’s granted to an individual through due process.

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