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.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Anti-Gay Activists Deliver Testimony

Earlier this week, Cirque Du Stupid was on full display as the D.C. City Council heard testimony from anti-gay “Christians” opposed to the marriage equality bill. The bill introduced by openly gay city councilman David Catania would end the same-sex marriage ban imposed in D.C. and allow same sex couples to get married. The bill has ten out of the 13 city council members as co-sponsors with only one city councilmember - Marion Barry of ward 8 - opposed to the bill. Council members Harry Thomas Jr., Yvette Alexander have asked for more time to read the bill before drawing a conclusion. The city council is expected to vote on the bill sometime during the forthcoming week.

Watch the video currently making the rounds of the net. Being homophobic seems like a part time job.


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