The Event

On Saturday, November 15, 10:30 A.M. PST, come with your friends, family, and signs to Los Angeles City Hall (map below) and show your support for civil rights and equality for all! This event is part of the national Join The Impact protest. People in every major city across the country (and the world) will be rallying at the same time in the largest showing of solidarity for equality for all that we’ve ever seen.

We strongly recommend people use the subway system to get downtown to this event, as the crowd will be large and parking limited. On the purple/red line, the Civic Center stop is the closest to City Hall.

This protest will be peaceful and all protestors are and all protestors are reminded to remain peaceful. We can’t fight hate with hate. This protest is a permitted event and is happening with the full support of the city and the police. People should know that the police will be present and are there to assist us in having a successful and peaceful demonstration and ensuring that we’re protected. We have nothing but gratitude towards the city for all the support they have given our movement in the past week.

This event is very definition of a grassroots effort: dynamic collaboration between multiple groups and individuals working in conjunction to make it a success. As such the details will be evolving rapidly – please check back often for frequent updates.

A big shout out to the SF protest organizers at protest8sf.wordpress.com for helping us get this site jump started by allowing us to use their layout and text.

4 responses to “The Event

  1. H.M.A.

    How long do you think you guys will be protesting?
    I have art class at USC at 10, but I get out at 12. Do you think you guys will be at City Hall at that time?

  2. Adam Lazarus

    Can’t you put one of those things on this page that I can click on, that will enable me to email it directly to people?

  3. Kim Crabtree

    The march will still be going on at that time, H.M.A.

  4. Joseph B Reyes

    Saints Sergius and Bacchus
    Orthodox Feast Day October 7

    Sergius and Bacchus were soldiers in the Roman army, attached to the household of the Emperor Maximilian. They were Christians. And they were lovers. But it was not for their sexuality these young men were canonized. It was for their faith — one of history’s most poignant ironies, given the church’s unflinching campaign against gay love. When ordered to enter the Temple of Jupiter to participate in a sacrificial ceremony to the god, they refused.For this act of defiance, the lovers were stripped of their arms and badges of rank, dressed in women’s clothing and led through the streets of Arabissus (near Comana in Cappadocia) — for a Roman soldier, an abject humiliation.Then they were sent to Resapha in Syria (Augusta Euphratesiae in Mesopotamia), where they were tortured.Bacchus was whipped until his flesh was raw; he died October 1st AD290, confessing his faith in Christ.

    Sergius’s faith faltered with the death of his lover, but was reinforced when Bacchus appeared to him in a vision saying, “I am still with you in the bond of our union.” Sergius kept the faith; after torture, he was beheaded on October 7th AD290. Like his lover, he died a martyr to the new religion.

    The tomb of S. Sergius at Resapha become a famous shrine and was honoured by great gatherings of Christians because of the frequent miracles there. Sergius and Bacchus became the heavenly protectors of the Byzantine army, with the two Theodores, Demetrius, Procopius and George. Their “acts” are preserved in Latin, Greek and Syria. In AD431, Bishop Alexander of Hierapolis built a magnificent church in his honor. In 434, the town of Resapha was raised to the rank of an episcopal see and was named Sergiopolis and soon became one of the greatest pilgrimage centres of the East. Many churches in many towns bore the name of Sergius (sometimes with Bacchus) and in the seventh century, a church was dedicated to them in Rome.

    During the Middle Ages, the relationship of Sergius and Bacchus was considered an exemplar of compassionate union, and possibly even marriage, based on agape (brotherly love) and mutual respect

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