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Sick Of The Gay Bashings!!!

I am forming a demonstration and brainstorming session at Pioneer Square to combat the recent gay bashings.
This a letter to feel out the Portland Indy Media Readers. In the last three months there has been three gay bashings in Portland and I want to try and brainstorm with people. What I am planning is a demonstration in "Portland's Living Room" ie... Pioneer Square this Friday July 15th 2011 at 12:30 PM for as long as it takes people to vent, for as long as people need to be there. After the demonstration I would like to plan a brainstorming session to hear anybodys ideas on how to stop this hate from going on. The Q Center was great for hands across Hawthorne but I saw news footage that night on the CW and Mayor Sam Adams spoke in an interview with the news person BUT HE WAS NOT IDENTIFIED BY THE NEWS STATION by introducing him as Mayor Sam Adams and there was no mention of his name labeled at the bottom of the screen (that I noticed and occassionally I'm wrong, but I don't think I saw or heard his name referenced). This was not a journalistic mistake, I have studied journalism and have a Bachelors Degree in Journalism and believe me, journalists have it DRILLED into their head to ALWAYS identify their sources. This was Sam Adams doing and not a media mistake. The Q Center was great for their demonstration but it is obviously not enough. I am from Ohio and was gay bashed in Cincinnati and have the scar on my lip to prove it and I heard that Portland was different. So I am asking anyone who would be willing to meet me at Pioneer Square at 12:30PM on Friday to send me an e-mail so I can gage how many people will be there. I am hard to miss, I am 4 11 and I will bring a megaphone. Send an e-mail to  venusaskew@hotmail.com or call me at 503 421 2102 my name is Styx.

phone: phone: 503 421 2102


Gay Midget Convention 12.Jul.2011 13:43

Xeno

I am 4' 3" and am hosting a magic show and will be speaking about bashing.
I will see you at pioneer place on Friday.

Peace out / Freak out.