Tuesday, February 16, 2010

This is How You Do It: Protest at John Carroll University for LGBT Rights

Andrew Sullivan:

It is one thing for civil disobedience to occur to protest irrational government discrimination against gays in New York City. And a great thing. But at a Jesuit Catholic university in the middle of a college basketball game? Watch how each of these civil rights supporters are individually escorted off by the police. We need to do this more and more, everywhere and every place we can

I couldn't agree more. I have always wondered when these would start popping up. Students, activists and people just finally getting fed up and protesting old fashioned style. You have to challenge the status quo. You have to make some people uncomfortable with their own complacency. This is how you get their attention, with measured and calculated activism. . Perhaps this will motivate more in the LGBT community to do the same? Perhaps all the Perez Hiltons and Dan Savages will take heed?

Cheers to the students and faculty involved at John Carroll University. You can read their full statement here.

I am Frank Chow and I approved this message

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