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Gearing up for Pride Weekend

With the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" repeal vote in the Senate fast approaching, we are doing all we can to keep the pressure on lawmakers to vote for equality in our armed forces.  We are aiming to have signed thousands of petition postcards at pride events, advocating for the swift repeal of this discriminatory law.  If you’re attending a pride this weekend be sure you sign our postcards to Senators!  If not, click here to take action. One of the places where we kept the pressure on lawmakers on was at Denver Pride, where former HRC intern and The Real Word DC alum Mike Manning worked his second pride event, being part of our team in his hometown.  He’ll be joining our team this coming weekend in San Francisco as well, talking about our work to over the one million participants of this huge event.  This past weekend HRC overall attended the following events:

  • Columbus Pride
  • Baltimore Pride
  • Denver Pride
  • Fairfield County/Norwalk Pride (CT)
  • Metro East Pride (IL)
  • Nashville Pride
  • Portland Pride (OR)
  • Portland Pride (ME)
  • Providence Pride
  • Sacramento Pride
  • Wilton Manors/Stonewall Pride

Next week, we’ll recap some of the biggest pride events our community has to offer, including where it all started – New York City.  Other events include Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, St. Petersburg, Cleveland and 6 more (for a total of 13 events).

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