Wednesday, February 29, 2012

OFFICIAL RESPONSE TO ARTICLE IN HUFFPOST GAY VOICES & THE BILERICO PROJECT

HUFFPOST GAY VOICES LINK TO ARTICLE:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kergan-edwardsstout/worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights-march_b_1305784.html

THE BILERICO PROJECT LINK TO ARTICLE:

http://www.bilerico.com/2012/02/what_if_they_threw_a_worldwide_lgbt_equality_march_1.php

OFFICIAL RESPONSE:

Help us prove the naysayers wrong by joining us and showing your pride. The success of this event will be the success of every single LGBTQI individual worldwide.  Go to http://www.letsreachonemillionpeople.com for details on how you can be a part of this Historic Day.

This is a "Call To Arms" to all LGBTQI Equality, Civil & Human Rights organizations, LGBTQI individuals, and all of our wonderful straight allies to come together to educate, enlighten, and raise global awarenesss as to our right to live within the same laws and guarantees allowed all other segments of society.  The momentum is here and is strong and fierce and as a group, we must unite and continue to enhance this momentum by going forward demanding the BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS of all individuals worldwide.

Volunteer, tell your friends, & take some type of action to validate our position.

Obviously the author did not read the entire contents of the disclosure document, as well as browse the information on the official website, in addition to vetting all the details or else the allusion that our grassroots movement has failed to consider and/or address several points would not have been made.  Marriage Equality USA, GetEQUAL, The EQUALITY PROJECT, The NYC LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Inc., and a host of others have given the International Committee their commitment of support for this movement and event. Outreach to all of the so called "movers & shakers" has been made, not only once, but on numerous occasions with either no courtesy response or the standard response that they have too many other important and precedent setting events they are currently attending to that prohibits them from participating or even promoting this historic event.  The truly sad thing is that the LGBTQI will never see these so called events of theirs surface toward the true advancement of the rights of the LGBTQI; all we will witness is the same old wining and dining social functions they are so well known for throwing with all those fundraising dollars they so earnestly solicit from each and every single one of us, as well as those companies and businesses that would rather see the stalemate continue with those individuals, politicians, organizations, and businesses (as it relates to FULL FEDERAL EQUALITY) that profit from the inequality that exists relating to sexual orientation or gender identity and if such equality would be achieved, there would be many organizations, etc. and their leaders who would be totally out of those high paying positions they now hold.  Just look at the history and results achieved by the HRC; need I say more.

As far as any donations, fundraising, etc. and how that operates, it is totally spelled out in the rather lengthy disclosure document that so many have failed to read.  It's quite ironic because some of the big names in LGBTQI activism asked for such disclosure and when given, then complained how lengthy and detailed it was and then subsequently asked specific questions and when given specific answers were totally satisfied; now here is where the irony sets in, were they to have read the disclosure document fully, they would see the specific answers I gave them, either over the telephone or in correspondence, were taken directly off that disclosure document.

As far as this being a self promotion for my book, the author is right, IT IS NOT;  for those who have read my book, they would not even begin to question my motives of spending thousands upon thousands of my own money and thousands upon thousands of hours of my own time to put this Historic Event together.  Again, had the author read the entire contents of all publicly disclosed documents relating to this event, he would have known that any profits from any of my writings go right back into continuing this fight of ours to achieve total equality for all individuals regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

There is no promotion or any "buy tabs" or "Paypal buttons" to purchase my book anywhere within the narratives of this event.  Why should I be questioned for being an author and wanting to spend money and time to better the LGBTQI communities worldwide; I am sure all of us could think of many individuals within the so called "movers & shakers" of LGBTQI activism that definitely need to be questioned with many needing to move right on out of the business of LGBTQI activism.  I am not in this to win friends, I am in this to tell it like it is and to do whatever I can to advance the rights of the LGBTQI worldwide.

One last item to note, the membership in our grassroots movement is well over 22,000 members both on and off facebook, as again, is spelled out in all of our information.

It's about time some of us not feel we have to obtain the permission of these "movers & shakers" to take action on our own rights.  Throughout all these months of planning, our grassroots movement has continually been told that such permission is definitely needed to succeed, as well as the allusion to "OR ELSE".  Or else what, they will do whatever they can to see our movement fail; HOW PATHETIC!

We are PROUD for the action we are taking and again, as Chairman of the International Committee for this event, I have said many times,  "FAILURE TO TAKE ACTION NOW AND FAILURE OF THOSE TO PARTICIPATE IS NOTHING SHORT OF FAILING OUR OWN LGBTQI COMMUNITIES AND DENYING BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS TO ALL WORLDWIDE!"

Isn't it about time we be more concerned for our equality rather than whose toes we may step on in the process of achieving it!

Friday, February 17, 2012

THE GAYLY - Informing the FABULOUS south-central United States!

2012 WORLDWIDE LGBT CIVIL RIGHTS MARCHES TO TAKE PLACE APRIL 21st
                                               
By Robin Dorner
                                                                                  Editor in Chief

Robin Dorner does a superb job with this publication, informing the south-central US on what's happened, happening, and about to happen both within and outside of the LGBTQI communities in the areas.

In this special Valentine's issue, she took the time to contribute and include an article about a huge Historic Event happening on April 21, 2012.  Let's take a look at that piece:



Friday, February 10, 2012

THE NEW LGBT... CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

2012 Worldwide LGBT... Civil Rights Marches & Events
This is a time to put all differences aside within our own community and leave all egos at home as how can we expect to gain true equality when the age old problem within our own community of who started this or who initiated that and our issues are more important than your issues still exist.  It is not a contest, but a showing of solidarity between all of our brothers and sisters worldwide that together we can do anything!

Society and governments worldwide need this education and enlightenment as to the plight of the LGBTQIA and the discrimination we face in so many areas each and every single day.  With this being an election year in America, it is vitally important that we encourage our community to register and vote in November or we could just see some of the advancements in our rights take a step backward.


Actions at the UN in 2011 and a POWERFUL speech in Geneva by our own Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, PROVE THAT WE MUST CONTINUE THE MOMENTUM SET IN MOTION AND BUILD UPON IT AND NEVER LET UP UNTIL WE HAVE FULL FEDERAL EQUALITY AND BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS WORLDWIDE...



WE ARE THE NEW LGBT... CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
 and we are here to stay and here to take action rather than be satisfied with the status quo.  Our movement will always accept any challenge to effect change for the betterment of LGBTQIA communities worldwide!

Click on the heading above and take a look at our new website at

http://www.letsreachonemillionpeople.com

                                                 
Thank you!
                                                                                       Joe C. (J.C.) Knudson
                                                                                       International Committee Chairman



Wednesday, February 8, 2012

INTERIM MEDIA RELEASE


2012 WORLDWIDE LGBT CIVIL RIGHTS MARCHES & NON-MARCH EVENTS


For the past several months there has been a massive and extensive grassroots movement, coined by many as the NEW LGBT CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, of hungry, aggressive, and eager activists and advocates demanding FULL FEDERAL EQUALITY, including BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS, for every individual worldwide regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.  This movement is spearheaded by the fastest growing LGBT Equality Group of 2011, Let's Reach1 Million People Campaign...It's a start! LGBT Equality, created by Oklahoma author and gay rights advocate Joe Knudson.  The group has amassed a membership of over 22,000 members both on and off facebook.

After the 2011 mid-year resolution passed by the UN Human Rights Council supporting LGBT rights and the subsequent UN report discussing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, in addition to the speech by our own Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Geneva stating that LGBT
 rights are human rights and human rights are LGBT rights,  a committee of several voting members determined the momentum is there and is strong and fierce and as a group, they must continue to enhance this momentum by going forward with education and enlightenment to societies and governments worldwide as to the BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS of all individuals and the right of the LGBT to live within the same laws and guarantees allowed all other segments of society.

Election year in America being another reason cited for the perfect timing as the LGBT must not only educate society to their plight, but must educate their own communities as to the importance of registering to vote and knowing which candidates stand for what issues.

THESE WORLDWIDE MARCHES WILL DO ALL OF THE ABOVE AND MORE
!  This one day, April 21, 2012
, the voices of the LGBT and their allies will resonate around the world! There will be other specific demands for each individual location worldwide and the marches are structured to address those as well. 
This is a Call to Arms of all LGBT Equality, Civil Rights, and Human Rights organizations worldwide to come together to educate and enlighten societies and governments worldwide as to the discrimination that exists among individuals of varying sexual orientation and gender identity.  
As International Committee chairman Joe Knudson recently stated to a reporter, "FAILURE TO TAKE ACTION NOW AND FAILURE OF THOSE TO PARTICIPATE IS NOTHING SHORT OF FAILING OUR OWN LGBT COMMUNITIES AND DENYING BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS TO ALL WORLDWIDE!"

Currently, there are over 30 locations worldwide participating in these marches, with many more in the process of registering.  There are also a series of non-march events scheduled in those locations and for those individuals where having or attending a physical march was not a possibility due to a variety of reasons such as fear of death or imprisonment...

Official website just launched   http://www.letsreachonemillionpeople.com

THIS APRIL WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY FOR BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS WORLDWIDE

2012 Worldwide LGBT Civil Rights Marches & Non-March Events

Uniting Worldwide EQUAL HUMAN & CIVIL RIGHTS CHAMPIONS 

TRIFECTA Weekend: Friday, April 20th - Sunday, April 22nd


Friday, April 20, 2012  - DAY OF SILENCE

Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 2012 Worldwide LGBT Civil Rights Marches
Sunday, April 22, 2012 - EARTH DAY


Make no mistake about this; although the March is being organized, planned and led by LGBT + Communities Worldwide, it is absolutely about EQUAL HUMAN & Civil RIGHTS FOR ALL! Here in the UNITED STATES of AMERICA it is also about the impending Elections and the Defeat of Anti-Equality Candidates.


 Participation can be in many forms, from actually taking on the responsibility of a Lead Organizer to organize an actual march in your location in a show of SOLIDARITY for our brothers and sisters worldwide on our journey to LGBT equality, to a different responsibility of becoming an AMBASSADOR in helping promote and spread the news of this special day on April 21, 2012, to another totally different and fun responsibility of organizing non-march events (picnics, social gatherings, watch parties, etc.) for those wanting to be a part of this historic day & weekend, but not able to participate in an actual march for a variety of reasons.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE TO BE LAUNCHED VERY SOON!

Official website just launched   http://www.letsreachonemillionpeople.com
 

interim details can be pulled off the disclosure document at:
http://thegaylyblogger.blogspot.com/2011/12/2012-worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights.html 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

2012 WORLDWIDE LGBT CIVIL RIGHTS MARCH HONORARY OVERSEAS MARCH LEADER

TRANSGENDER ENTERTAINER CHRISIE EDKINS


Chrisie Edkins, a transgendered talented popular music artist and model from the South of the United Kingdom has been working hard for many years to be able to put on a performance that is extremely entertaining, original, and fresh. With her “new 80s” style, her music is becoming well known throughout the United Kingdom and has even spanned across to the United States of America where she has performed live in Las Vegas over Christmas in 2009.  With her drive to make a stand for everyone that has been or is going through the same, Chrisie appeared on various television shows, magazines, and newspapers throughout the United Kindom sharing to the world her story.  Combined with her dreams for her own future, Chrisie is well known in the transgender community for the pro-active role she plays in trying to spread knowledge, understanding, and support to those within the community who need a little help. After all, who better than Chrisie to offer help and guidance since she has been through the works in her own life and come through them the stronger for it.

Speaking on behalf of the International Committee for the 2012 Worldwide LGBT Civil Rights Marches, it gives me great pleasure to introduce to you our HONORARY OVERSEAS MARCH LEADER!

Chrisie has not only given many a great gift of her talents, but she has also contributed a fantastic video promoting this Historic Event, in which she arranged and composed every aspect of the production.  Please follow this link to a glimpse of her talents:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpZ_r554n6c&feature=youtu.be

Please take a visit to her website at:
www.chrisie.net
Official website just launched   http://www.letsreachonemillionpeople.com