LGBT Freedom Week PA – Feb.7 – 14

Information provided by LGBT Freedom Week PA

In the past few years, the issue of gay marriage has certainly seen its share of face time in the international and national news venues.

While that remains a hot button issue, there still remain many roadblocks the lgbt community faces on a daily basis. Pennsylvania organizations have coordinated to help bring attention, on a larger scale, to the issues and concerns the lgbt community faces. Originally formed as a response to the Freedom to Marry rallies held in Harrisburg and Allentown around Valentine’s Day, to support the cause of gay marriage, the renamed LGBT Freedom Week PA has expanded to include all issues facing the lgbt community.

During LGBT Freedom Week, Feb. 7–14, lgbt and supportive organizations from around the state will be holding a plethora of events, such as interfaith breakfasts, rallies, press conferences by Senator Daylin Leach and Representative Mark Cohen reintroducing gay marriage and civil union bills, and showings of Out in the Silence, a documentary that explores the challenges of being lgbt in a conservative Pennsylvania community.

Over 50 organizations, supportive of the efforts of LGBT Freedom Week PA, have agreed to advertise, via e-lists, any events other supporting organizations are holding, specifically during or around the week of Feb. 7-14. LGBT Freedom Week PA is hoping the greater community will be able to attend some of these events, and show support for all of the causes of the lgbt community.

Events:
Log Cabin Republican Brunch and Membership Drive –Harrisburg – February 5, 2011

Interfaith Breakfast – Harrisburg – February 9, 2011

Drag Show – Johnstown – February 11, 2011

Interfaith Breakfast – Philadelphia – February 11, 2011

MCC Courthouse Action – Allentown – February 11, 2011

Drag Show – Altoona – February 12, 2011

Same Sex Marriage Celebration – Allentown – February 12, 2011

Out in the Silence Showing – Altoona/Johnstown – TBD

Press Conference with Sen. Leach and Rep. Cohen – Harrisburg – February 14, 2011

Meet Your Legislator Event – Harrisburg – February 14, 2011

UUPLAN Harrisburg Marriage Equality Rally – Harrisburg – February 14, 2011

Reading of The Laramie Project – Harrisburg – February 17 and 18, 2011

Oscar Fundraiser – Limo and Red Carpet Event – Harrisburg – February 27, 2011

Drag Show – Harrisburg – February 27, 2011

Petitions for LGBT Friendly Legislation – Online and ongoing

More information, such as times and specific locations, can be found at: www.lgbtfreedomweekpa.org.

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