Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019
 
search SGN
SERVING SEATTLE AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR 42 YEARS!

click to visit advertiser's website


Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com

Last Weeks Edition
   
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




 

 
 

 

 

[Valid RSS]

click to go to advertisers website
to Section One | to Arts & Entertainment
posted Friday, June 24, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 26
Trump meets with loathsome bigots, GetEQUAL disrupts press event
Section One
ALL STORIES
  next story
Trump meets with loathsome bigots, GetEQUAL disrupts press event

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The LGBT activist group GetEQUAL disrupted a New York press conference featuring Donald Trump and his new Evangelical Executive Advisory Board on June 21.

The advisory board was billed as a way for fundamentalist Christian leaders to meet with Trump and 'better understand him as a person.'

'The disruption called attention to hate-mongering by both right-wing leaders and Trump - creating the atmosphere that led to last week's massacre in Orlando - as well as the systemic violence that queer and trans people of color face every day,' GetEQUAL said in a press statement.

In the middle of the press conference, demonstrators began to chant 'Take responsibility for Orlando,' 'Your hate is killing us,' and 'Your lies are killing us.'

'After the massacre in Orlando, it is vital to see the racist, xenophobic, and homophobic rhetoric peddled by Donald Trump and right-wing Christians for what it is: an incitement of violence,' Heather Cronk, co-director of GetEQUAL, said in a statement.

'Trump is in part responsible for the murder of the 49 primarily Latinx and Black LGBTQ people at Pulse a week ago. GetEQUAL will hold him, and all of the institutions and individuals who have a role in stoking and supporting this kind of violence, accountable for their actions.'

'The incisive [sic] hate-mongering of Donald Trump and right-wing religious 'leaders' is responsible not only for the massacre in Orlando but also for the systemic violence that trans and queer people of color face everyday,' explained Angela Peoples, co-director of GetEQUAL and one of the disruptors.

'That violence doesn't just happen in the streets or at nightclubs - it happens in the legislative chambers where right-wing politicians have passed over 250 bills restricting the rights of LGBTQ people and people of color.'

Later in the day, ACT UP New York staged a die-in at Trump Tower to protest the meeting.

More than 100 activists chanted 'Donald Trump, Toxic Dump' and 'Stop the Hate, Stop the Killing' while blocking the entrance to Trump's headquarters and residence. Between the chants, community members spoke about the effects of violence and hate speech on the LGBT community.

'It's awful that Donald Trump is using the Orlando massacre to push his agenda of xenophobia and bigotry when in this case, the hatred came from an American who grew up amid the hateful religious rhetoric spread by evangelical leaders and right-wing politicians,' said ACT UP NY member Brandon Cuicchi.

Among those meeting with Trump were former congresswoman Michelle Bachman, Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, televangelist faith healer Kenneth Copeland, and pastors Richard Land, Harry Jackson, Ronnie Floyd, and Robert Jeffress.

Bachman and Dobson are probably too well known to require introductions to SGN readers.

Copeland is former protégé of Oral Roberts, who claims to be able to cure PTSD and Ebola though prayer. He has also been accused of skimming money from his TV ministry to finance his lavish lifestyle.

Land has labeled LGBT people as 'satanic.' Jackson accuses Gay people of recruiting children and warns that demons back same-sex marriage. Floyd says that 'Satan has taken his tool of homosexuality, a gross and evil sin, and done a con job on the American culture.' Jeffress claims that Gays and Lesbians are 'perverse pedophiles' who practice 'a miserable lifestyle.'

Tell a friend:

Share on Facebook  Share on Facebook

Post to MySpace!Share on MySpace!

    Share on Delicious

Share on StumbleUpon!

At last!

Republican official apologizes for anti-Gay actions

------------------------------
John Lewis leads House sit-in to force vote on gun bills
------------------------------
Bank of America branches now Safe Places for LGBTQ community
------------------------------
Local nightclubs step up safety for Pride festivities
------------------------------
Florida assistant state attorney suspended in wake of Orlando shooting

Denounces Orlando residents in angry Facebook post

------------------------------
NOM hired gun back in town

Chris Plante was spokesman for campaigns against marriage equality

------------------------------
LGBTQ groups call for unity in the wake of Orlando shooting (Statement dated June 13, 2016)
------------------------------
Trump meets with loathsome bigots, GetEQUAL disrupts press event
------------------------------
Hundreds protest hate-speaking Sacramento pastor
------------------------------
Asian Family Acceptance Workshop Tour
comes to Seattle on Sunday, July 10
to bring families together and save lives

------------------------------
A fitting memorial

Entre Hermanos hosts Altar of the Dead honoring victims of the Orlando massacre

------------------------------
SGN interview: Anthony Gipe, candidate for Superior Court Judge
------------------------------
Turkish police break up Trans Pride march
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------
BREAKING NEWS
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

click to visit advertiser's website

click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
 
 
 

gay news feeds gay news readers gay rss gay
http://sgn.org/rss.xml | what is RSS? | Add to Google use Google to set up your RSS feed
SGN Calendar For Mobile Phones http://sgn.org/rssCalendarMobile.xml
SGN Calendar http://sgn.org/rssCalendar.xml

Seattle Gay News - SGN
1707 23rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Phone 206-324-4297
Fax 206-322-7188

email: sgn2@sgn.org
website suggestions: web@sgn.org

copyright Seattle Gay News 2016 - DigitalTeamWorks 2016

USA Gay News American News American Gay News USA American Gay News United States American Lesbian News USA American Lesbian News United States USA News
Pacific Northwest News in Seattle News in Washington State News