Remembrance of LGBT Violence Here and Abroad

Gays Without Borders earlier y attracted a crowd of 25-30 San Francisco civic leaders and activists from the LGBT community to United Nations Plaza, to stage the fifth annual action for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO)

The following people spoke about global gay issues and called for additional American advocacy regarding LGBT at home and abroad:

- Brendan Behan, Executive Director of SF Pride

- David Campos, Member of the Board of Supervisors

- Clinton Fein, Political artist and activist

- Veronika Cauley Fimbres, African-American trans advocate

- Michael Petrelis, Person living with AIDS

- Melanie Nathan, Lesbian blogger and activist

- Christina Olague, Member of the Board of Supervisors

- Mark Snyder, Spokesperson for Transgender Law Center

- Amy Whelan, Attorney for National Center for Lesbian Rights

- Gary Virginia, Executive Committee Member of Gays Without Borders

A member of the  SF Lesbian and Gay Freedom Band play “Taps” on her trumpet, moving the crown to tears

The flags are flew at half-staff for 24-hours in remembrance of all the LGBT people murdered or bashed since IDAHO 2011.

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