Gay American Heroes Foundation
Silent Protest at Mayor's Prayer Breakfast -FTL
"All people who live honestly about their sexual orientation or gender identity are heroic, as it takes great strength and courage to face the daily struggles for personal freedom in the face of enormous opposition; to utimately give their life for said freedom makes them...HEROES."
The Gay American Heroes Foundation and Fight OUT Loud are organizing a silent protest at the Fort Lauderdale Mayor's Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, March13. Mayor Naugle has invited to be key-note speaker Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family, a right-wing religious group who has a history of attacking the LGBT community. It seems the Mayor is again looking to incite an atmosphere of hate and violence in Fort Lauderdale.
We are asking for other organizations and residents to come to the Broward County Convention Center (1950 Eisenhower Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL) at 6:30am to stand in solidarity against the hate speech being spewed by Naugle and his supporters.
We realize this is short notice, but are hoping for a strong, small contingent of LGBT people and allies to show up and picket.
We will have pictures of Simmie Williams and other hate crimes victims to hold, as well as signs with family oriented messages, like "Stop murdering our families", "Hate Speech = Violence", "Protect ALL Children", "Stop the Hate", "Naugle's Words Incite Violence" etc... Feel free to make and bring your own signs with these types of messages on them. Please no profanity.
We also ask that the protest stay EXTREMELY non-confrontational with the attendees. We have to come out taking the high road, much like the rally this summer. That is why it will be a silent protest, just a presence to let our view be known and not stoop to Naugle's tactics. We can no longer afford to be silent.
Feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information, or simply come and show your support.