Silverton, OR elected the first ever openly transgender Mayor, Stu Rasmussen! Well, Westboro Baptist Church (started by Fred Phelps, extreme homophobic preacher, www. godhatesfags. com) is coming to Oregon to protest this.
Queers and allies of Oregon, let's rally together to support Stu, the city of Silverton and our queer community. For those of you who don't know, Portland is observing Transgender Remembrance Day this week. What better time to rally around support of our first openly elected transgendered official.
Westboro Baptist Church, is going to be protesting through Portland and then Silverton on Monday, Nov. 24th. We are calling a meeting to pull together to find a way to show our support of the queer community and raise funds for a queer organization (to be determined at the planning meeting, hopefully with input from Stu) in Oregon.
If you are interested in being involved in the planning, please attend our planning meeting on Friday, Nov. 21st at 7pm at Outside In (1132 SW 13th Ave. Portland, OR 97205 between Jefferson and Main on 13th.)
The Rev. Fred Phelps' people from the Westboro Bapstist Church (the "God Hate's Fags" people) are planning a protest on Monday morning (7:30am), November 24, at the corner of 13th and SW Market. They will be protesting PSU's Queer Resource Center and, specifically, the concept of gender neutral bathrooms.
They refer to PSU on their web site: www.godhatesfags.com. If you scroll down to 11/24, you'll see it on there.
The Queer Resource Center is mobilizing folks to get together for a counter-protest. There will be an organizational/poster making meeting at the QRC at 1pm on Friday. We will meet at the QRC on Monday morning at 7 am to pickup the posters and walk down to the site together. If you need any further information please call the Queer Resource Center.
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