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Protest over Prop 8 Results tonight in Weho.

I’m getting a lot of emails on the topic of Prop 8.  The results were the biggest disappointment of this election for me.  Will.i.am and Sean Bonner have both posted on the overall election.  Gloria Allred is taking up the cause on behalf of her clients.  Weho is closing the streets tonight for a protest and renewed effort to defeat Prop 8.  The full email I got via facebook email a moment ago:

Weho Protest
Step one is to get together
Event Info Host: Roots of Equality
Type: Causes – Protest
Network: Global
Time and Place Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: San Vicente Blvd between West Hollywood Park and the Pacific Design Center 
Street: 647 N. San Vicente Blvd.
City/Town: West Hollywood, CA 
Contact Info Phone: 323/848-6460
[email protected]

Description: Weho has closed their streets and is hosting a protest against prop 8.

“We have a much steeper road to climb. so don’t waste any time, let’s start tonight by all getting together to take to the streets in protest and prepare for the fight ahead. Change starts today”.

Someone raise an extra flag on behalf me and the kids.  I’d be there if tonight weren’t a school night and we were so far away.

No on 8 isn’t dead yet – Gloria Allred says so!

I may not always agree with LA Attorney Gloria Allred but that woman knows how to play the press and get everyones panties bunched up nicely.  Her current battle is to overturn the Prop 8 results.  To do this she has clients who are filing a lawsuit with some sort of new approach to the constitutionality of Prop 8.  There is a new conference planned for noon today wherein she will outline the legal premise of the suit and pass out copies to the media.  I wish I could get a copy as I’d love to read it and post it here for everyone else to read who is inclined to do so.
You have to make the jump to read the full press release I got in my email just moments ago on the topic. Continue reading No on 8 isn’t dead yet – Gloria Allred says so!

Pepperdine professor preaches Prop 8 propaganda

Propaganda definition from Wikipedia:

Propaganda is a concerted set of messages aimed at influencing the opinions or behaviors of large numbers of people. As opposed to impartially providing information, propaganda in its most basic sense presents information in order to influence its audience. Propaganda often presents facts selectively (thus lying by omission) to encourage a particular synthesis, or gives loaded messages in order to produce an emotional rather than rational response to the information presented. The desired result is a change of the cognitive narrative of the subject in the target audience to further a political agenda.

As a recent graduate of Pepperdine’s business school, I still get email and other correspondence from the university and its alumni program. So when I received an email from Pepperdine’s PR department on October 2 with the subject line: Clarification re: Proposition 8 Ad, I was curious. The email said it was getting calls about a Pepperdine professor who was featured in an Proposition 8 TV ad.

What did Pepperdine have to do with a Prop 8 ad and was it for or against Prop 8?

If the ad was for Prop 8 (ban gay marriage), then undoubtedly alumni were calling to complain (Pepperdine could lose its tax-exempt status for taking sides in politics like this). OR had a Pepperdine professor advocated against Prop 8 (keep gay marriage), and now the conservative supporters of this Christian university called to voice their objections? I figured the former was more likely, but the latter might have been possible, as well.

(More after the jump)
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‘Vote NO on Prop 8’ fund-raiser this Sunday

Equality California and Love Honor Cherish are having a fund-raiser this Sunday October 12th aimed at defeating the anti-gay Proposition 8, a ballot measure this November that, if it were to pass, would deny same sex couples the right to marry in California by actually writing discrimination and bigotry into the California constitution.

The event will happen at the Mondrian Hotel’s Skybar in West Hollywood on Sunday from 6 PM to 9 PM. Tickets can be had for $100 and 100% of the ticket price goes to defeating Prop 8 on November 4th.

Money is urgently needed NOW. “Religious” conservative-backed Prop 8 supporters have far surpassed Equality California and other opponents of Prop 8 in fund-raising, pouring it into TV ads filled with outright lies and distortions aimed at appealing to ignorance and bigotry. ( Take a look at one of the ads.)

You can buy tickets here. And you can download a PDF of the invite here and see the long list of Angelenos, celebrated (you know, celebrities) and otherwise, who will be there.

If it’s at all within your means, it is a very worthwhile cause. I’m not saying everyone can afford it; but if you can afford $200 jeans and a $300 iPhone, then you can afford a donation to fight bigotry in California.

If a C-note is outside your budget, please give whatever you can at Equality California’s site or at No On Prop 8. We can’t allow victory to embolden backward zealots.

But whatever you do, VOTE NO on Prop 8 on November 4th.

Proposition 8 was placed on the ballot by the anti-gay “Protect Marriage” group, an affiliation of so called “religious” conservatives which claims to be seeking to “restore marriage” and “protect children,” according to the scant information on their web site explaining who they are. (There is no “about” link. Pretty telling, no?)

Their real intent is to deny basic rights to gay people. Marriage and children have nothing to do with the goal of these bigots.

Equality California is a civil rights organization that advocates for the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people in California.

Love, Honor and Cherish is an independent, grassroots organization whose purpose is to defeat Proposition 8.

Standing up to bigots isn’t always cheap or easy (like me.) I’ll be there with the boyfriend in tow. Look for us and say “hello.” (He’s the cute redhead; I’m the silver-haired Slavic fox.)

Vote NO on Prop 8 Gala; Sunday, October 12, 2008, 6 to 10 p.m.; Skybar, Mondrian Hotel, 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. Tickets $100.