Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Christine Quinn protested by mostly Gay Protestors at Anti-Violence Project gala


On October 18, twenty New Yorkers held a protest against Christine Quinn at the Anti-Violence Project gala at the Prince George Ballroom on 27th and 5th (see pictures below). Quinn was an honorary chair of the event.  

In a bit of irony, a guest of the gala attacked one of the people distributing handouts at the entrance.  This person must have momentarily forgotten that she was attending an anti-violence event.   Lucky for us, two police officers were standing 15 feet away. 

Among the many LGBT luminaries who stopped to look at our signs and take our information were NYS Senator Tom Duane (see picture below) and Lambda Legal Defense Fund Executive Director Kevin Cathcart.   Guests and passers-by appeared to be intrigued by the protest and wanted to learn more about why we were there.  

While most of the guests took our handout as they entered the venue, a couple dozen chose not to.     But we still had the chance to convey our messages to them by chanting loudly enough so that everyone in the reception area could hear us:  "DEMOCRACY IS NOT FOR SALE.  CHRISTINE QUINN SHOULD BE IN JAIL."

Stay tuned for the report and photos from our next protest against Christine Quinn.

Thanks to all who participated.  

Donny Moss (on behalf of the organizers)