Archive for October, 2010

  • Community Cares – on 11/7/2010

    • Date: October 26th, 2010
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    10/26/2010 The LGBTQI community has suffered multiple losses over the past several months — both in Wisconsin and across the nation. Join us at the next Community Cares meeting to discuss how many components (dots) are connected, and what we as a community can do to start erasing the lines and creating new, healthier options […]

  • Rally speech – Barbara Richards

    • Date: October 23rd, 2010
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    Saturday, October 23, 2010 by Barbara Richards The murder of Chanel Larkin is a hate crime. There are those who don’t think we need a hate crimes law because all crimes are hateful. Certainly I agree that all crimes are hateful. I think of striking someone instead of talking about a disagreement or of stealing […]

  • Rally speech – Tina Owens

    • Date: October 23rd, 2010
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    Saturday, October 23, 2010 by Tina Owens, Alliance School – Milwaukee   Dear friends, I wish I could be with you today, but the battles that we are fighting can sometimes become all-consuming battles, and there are times when we have to honor our promises and give ourselves to our children, our friends, our families […]

  • Rally speech – Brice Smith

    • Date: October 23rd, 2010
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    Saturday, October 23, 2010 by Brice Smith   It’s an honor to be with you and speaking here today. Over the past couple of months I’ve spoken with many of you – trans, gay, allies – and I’ve been pleasantly overwhelmed by how many of you want to help one another – how many are […]

  • Rally speech – Gwen Moore

    • Date: October 23rd, 2010
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    Saturday, October 23, 2010 by Congresswoman Gwen Moore     STATEMENT OF CONGRESSWOMAN GWEN MOORE FOR PEACEFUL RALLY FOR JUSTICE, RIGHTS, & RESPECT I wish I could be with you as you gather to honor the memory of Chanel Larkin and bring awareness to hate violence. We must stand strong together to end hate violence […]

  • Rally speech – Loree Cook-Daniels

    • Date: October 23rd, 2010
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    The Interconnections and a Call to Action Loree Cook-Daniels October 23, 2010   The deaths   We’re here today to mourn the 11 and counting recent suicides of teenagers who were being unmercifully bullied because they were – or people thought they were – lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, including one who committed suicide after […]

  • Rally Press Kit

    • Date: October 20th, 2010
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    10/20/2010 In light of the recent teen suicides, and recognizing the relationship between youth who have been bullied as kids who then grow up to be adult bullies themselves — sometimes their actions even resulting in intentional deaths (of themselves or others) — FORGE has put together a press kit for Milwaukee media. The media […]

  • We are all responsible: 101 things you can do

    A one-page, postable list of ways you can take action today to decrease violence and discrimination.

  • What You Should Know: About Violence and Harassment Against LGBT Individuals

    Two pages of statistics about anti-LGBT violence, including bullying and the additional violence directed at those who also have racial or other minority identities.

  • Rally against violence and discrimination towards LGBT people