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GetEQUAL Wyoming and Queer Advocacy Network to Protest LGBT Inequalities at Albany County Courthouse

GetEQUAL Wyoming and Queer Advocacy Network to Protest LGBT Inequalities at Albany County Courthouse

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2011 Media Contact: Will Welch, 608-575-9455, wwelch000@gmail.


GetEQUAL Wyoming and Queer Advocacy Network to Protest LGBT Inequalities at Albany County Courthouse
Connected to Other Actions Across the Country, LGBT Wyomingites Call for Equal Protection Under the Law
LARAMIE, WY – GetEQUAL Wyoming (WY) – a state branch of the national direct action organization GetEQUAL, dedicated to working toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights through bold action – and Queer Advocacy Network (QAN) – a registered student organization at the University of Wyoming (UW) – will stage a demonstration at the Albany County Courthouse in Laramie, at 12 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20. The event is part of coordinated national actions across the country – participants are calling for the immediate end of LGBT discrimination at the local, state, and federal levels, and drawing attention to the fact that transgender Americans are still unable to serve openly in the military. Although Sept. 20 legally marks the end of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the military's discriminatory policy prohibiting openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual persons from service, GetEQUAL Idaho maintains that this victory, while significant, is insufficient. Full federal and complete social equality for all members of the LGBT community is unapologetically demanded immediately. WHO: GetEQUAL and GetEQUAL Wyoming – grassroots civil rights organizations fighting for LGBT equality through direct action and non-violent civil disobedience – and QAN@UW WHAT: LGBT activists will protest inequality and blatant discrimination that is still embedded in U.S. law regardless of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” WHEN: 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 WHERE: Albany County Courthouse, Laramie, WY “I know it’s a Tuesday,” says Will Welch, State Lead for GetEQUAL Wyoming, “but equality isn’t just for weekends. Rally in your town too. And, just as importantly, call our representatives and tell them to start standing up for civil rights.” For a complete list of protests across the country, visit the GetEQUAL “Day of Discontent” map: link here. GetEQUAL is a national direct action lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization. Emphasizing direct action and people power, the mission of GetEQUAL is to empower the LGBT community and its allies to take action to demand full legal and social equality, and to hold accountable those who stand in the way. For more information on GetEQUAL, please visit www.getequal.org. You can follow GetEQUAL on Twitter at www.twitter.com/getequal, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/getequal, or on YouTube at www.youtube.com/getequal. ###

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