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Bring Stonewall to Santorum
by gwen Monday, Jun. 27, 2005 at 9:48 AM

On Saturday June 25th, between two and three dozen activists said "No" to Santorum on a variety of issues, including his bigotted attitudes towards gays and people of color and his maintaining private offices which are closed to the public.

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A few dozen activists turned up for the rally and march on Saturday June 25th, starting in Market Square and finishing in Station Square with a stop in front of Santorum's office building.

"Bringing Stonewall" to Santorum was the primary issue, as Santorum has made a number of anti-gay remarks. Stonewall is often considered the start of militant resistance for gay rights when the gay bar called Stonewall in 1969 in Manhattan was raided by police and the patrons fought back.

Another issue brought forward by members of the march is that Santorum keeps a private office in a heavily secured building instead of at the publicly accessible Federal building downtown. This is not the sign of an open democracy with someone who represents his constituents, according to those putting for that issue.

The march proceeded peacefully on the sidewalk from Market Square through downtown and across the Smithfield Street bridge to stop at the building where Santorum has an office. At this juncture, the radical cheerleaders chanted chants, and some spoke about Santorum's record. The march continued into Station Square for the rally following.


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signs
by gwen Monday, Jun. 27, 2005 at 9:48 AM

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rally in Market Square
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If I Had No Hands
by gwen Monday, Jun. 27, 2005 at 9:48 AM

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signs
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rally in front of Santorum's office
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rally in front of Santorum's office
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don't mess with this dog
by gwen Monday, Jun. 27, 2005 at 9:48 AM

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radical cheerleaders
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Youth Boycott Urban Outfitters
by in Santa Cruz Monday, Jun. 27, 2005 at 11:54 PM

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Despite a bit of scheduling confusion, about a dozen young people organized a leaflet action on June 12, to encourage a boycott of Urban Outfitters. They're upset that company CEO Richard Hayne, is a major contributor to the Republican Party, and specifically to Pennsylvania's Rick Santorum, one of the most rabidly anti-gay US Senators.

"If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual gay sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything. All of those things are antithetical to a healthy, stable, traditional family and that's sort of where we are in today's world, unfortunately. It all comes from, I would argue, the right to privacy that doesn't exist, in my opinion, in the United States Constitution." - Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), Associated Press, 04-22-03

Audio: Rockin' the Boat: Youth Boycott of Urban Outfitters!
Photos: Think Urban Outfitters is Gay Friendly? Think Again!
Photos: PIX: UrbanOut Boycott 6/12, part 1 | part 2

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what group?
by Dave Friday, Jul. 08, 2005 at 9:55 AM

what group organized this protest? Is there a way to contact them?

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re: what group
by jack Monday, Jul. 11, 2005 at 7:51 AM

it was the Pittsburgh Queer Organizing Committee:
http://pqoc.blogspot.com/

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