Gays Against Guns Makes News and Takes to the Street
With 8 days' planning, we massed 500-750 marchers in a contingent that electrified onlookers and made #GaysAgainstGuns the major issue of #Pride2016 in NYC. We got coverage from the NYTimes, WNYC and all local media, Reuters, Buzzfeed, the Guardian and more (just news.google "Gays Against Guns").
We fired spectators up with our chants of "Stop (or F*%k!) the NRA!" and we chilled them with our white-veiled Orlando stand-ins and our die-ins as we chorused, "How many more have to die?" We had prominent LGBT artists and veteran AIDS activists in our ranks including Eileen Myles, Justin Vivian Bond, Peter Staley and Gregg Gonsalves.
We are determined not to lose the incredible momentum we built at the march as we hash out how to continue haunting the NRA and their paid-off puppets in Congress until they do the right thing...or are removed from power!#PrepareToGAG