Thursday, March 29, 2012

We use many vehicles on the road to LGBTQIA EQUALITY; drive away in one of your own on April 21, 2012

Win this 2012 FIAT 500 on April 21, 2012
(click on the title above to be redirected to registration details)
http://www.eyetakepride.com/
2012 Worldwide LGBTQIA Civil Rights Marches, 4/21/2012 http://www.letsreachonemillionpeople.com
EyetakePride, Love.Life.Reality and FIAT of Mckinney are PROUD to partner up to encourage DIVERSITY & unite all communities by raffling off the EyetakePRIDE 2012 FIAT 500

WHAT A WINNING COMBINATION*

FIAT GIVEAWAY
facebook event page  https://www.facebook.com/events/374105565944667/

&

2012 Worldwide LGBTQIA Civil Rights Marches & Non-March events on 4/21/2012
official website  http://www.letsreachonemillionpeople.com

*These 2 events are independent of one another, but PROUDLY endorsed and supported by the creator of each event

Thursday, March 22, 2012

4/21/2012 LGBTQIA Civil Rights Flash Mob (for those not participating in the global marches/events of same date)

What is it?

A Flash Mob is a large group of people who gather at a public location to perform a pre-defined action and disperse rapidly after the event has concluded.
Flash Mobs are an internet phenomenon of the 21st century. Although Flash Mobs don’t happen online, they are organized using social media, viral emails, or websites in general.

The organizers set up a website, mailing list, and/or a viral message that provides all necessary instructions for potential participants. This of course includes the date, time, and meeting point in the real world, as well as the action to perform.

Purpose of this action:

To allow all LGBTQIA, allies, and others a method of participation on this historic day when communities worldwide take to the streets demanding equality for all with an end to discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other distinctive discriminatory factor.  This action allows an alternative to the already arranged marches and non-march events scheduled worldwide on this date for those not able or wanting to participate in these previously scheduled events for whatever reason.

Organizing your flash mob:

Highly suggest you immediately set up a facebook event page with all the details of your particular action and send out invites utilizing every social networking tool at your disposal and once your location action planning takes hold, notify the International Committee at  ContactUs@letsreachonemillionpeople.com  and we will set up an event page for your flash mob on the official website for the equality events on this historic day.
We will assist you along the way on this exciting way to express your support for total LGBTQIA Equality!

To be included for event day on 4/21/2012:

1.  Action at various locations coordinated to happen simultaneously at 12 noon CST
2.  Action timing 3-5 minutes
3.  Location either common area of large shopping mall or other public gathering venue
4.  Event tied to gaining equality for all regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity
     while achieving Basic Human/Civil Rights for every single individual on earth

Saturday, March 17, 2012

2012 Worldwide Civil Rights March – April 21 (Media Release)

Through grassroots movements, civil unrest has created greater equality all over the world. Abolishing slavery, winning voting rights, and making child abuse illegal are just a few of the areas where the power of the people has made enormous strides. Our work is not yet done. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer, Intersexed and Asexual (LGBTQIA) identified individuals continue to suffer in ways unfair and in ways unspeakable. From America to Iraq to Uganda, and everywhere in between, LGBTQIA individuals are denied basic Civil Rights and subjected to horrifying atrocities due to their orientation and identities.

We are the generation to change that status quo. Globally, we are a more diverse and yet a more connected society than history has ever known. In 2011, the United Nations  adopted a position of support of LGBTQIA Rights. The time is now to unite, inspire, celebrate, and honor our differences and lead the world to a better place where all are equal and equally valued. Nowhere is this more clearly seen than in the more than 20,000 individuals and volunteers that have come together, and continue to join, to create the Worldwide Civil Rights March on April 21. Worldwide attendance is a demand for Civil and Human Rights that will not be ignored. The success of this Event will be the success of every LGBTQIA person on the planet. We now join together, thinking globally, and acting locally. United we strive for Equality on Earth.

"We're talking about discrimination, hate crimes, bullying in schools, marriage equality, and every day living that shouldn't be made into a living hell for some people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.  At the heart, this isn't about religion.  This is about human rights!" stated Lead Organizer Jami Bevers from Millington, TN.

The need for a unified movement to further LGBTQIA Rights is a life-saving effort in many parts of the world. Pakistan's March Leader Mohammed Azam illustrates, “In Pakistan we will gather in the center of my City and there will be flags in our hands. This will only be for the Rights of the Transgender Community in front of the Pakistani public and local media.  Our community accepts Gays in only transgendered condition…so we will say to the public and media we are managing that program for the Rights of Cross-Dressers and Transgenders.”


Oklahoma Author and Gay Rights Advocate Joe Knudson, Founder and International Chairman of the Worldwide Civil Rights March, explains that, “For everyone wanting to take part in this historic Civil Rights March, participation can take many forms. Some may join as Lead Organizers and spearhead Marches where they live, others may become one of our Ambassadors, promoting the March and related Events.” Knudson adds that, “Some may wish to organize supporting Events, rather than an actual March, such as picnics, social gatherings, watch parties, and such. Most will participate by attending the Worldwide Civil Rights March Event in their area, to show support and solidarity for our brothers and sisters worldwide on our journey to LGBTQIA Equality.”

U.K. Transgendered Entertainer Chrisie Edkins is serving as Honorary International March Leader.   Stonewall Veteran Reverend Magora E. Kennedy is the Honorary U.S. March Leader.

For information about Events and Volunteering in your area, email the Worldwide Civil Rights March at info@letsreachonemillionpeople.com listing your general location as the subject line.

Contact: Spencer Aiello, Media Coordinator      media@letsreachonemillionpeople.com

Please click on the title above to be redirected to the official website of the event!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

PLEASE TAKE PART...BE THAT PERSON TO CONTRIBUTE TO GLOBAL EQUALITY, THANKS!

Are you interested in your future?  The future of every single human being throughout this world...then do something to make it better, to allow our youth of today the opportunity to grow up in a world without hate, a world with total equality, and most importantly a world dictated by love, understanding, and acceptance for each and every single one of us.

TAKE PART IN A TRULY HISTORIC EVENT THAT WILL BE REMEMBERED AS THE DAY CIVIL RIGHTS AROUND THE WORLD TOOK A GIANT LEAP FORWARD...

MARK APRIL 21, 2012 ON YOUR CALENDARS NOW...Please don't forget, don't say you will do it later, stop reading this now and go MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  

2012 WORLDWIDE CIVIL RIGHTS MARCHES & EVENTS

BE ABLE TO SAY TO PEOPLE DOWN THE ROAD, "I was there, I was a part of history!"

(click on the title above to be directed to the official website of this event)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Twenty Two United States Senators (with more on the fence) Endorse Marriage Equality in Democratic Platform

A LET'S REACH ONE MILLION PEOPLE CAMPAIGN MEDIA RELEASE:

The following United States senators are calling for an endorsement of marriage equality in the Democratic Party platform:  


Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), John Kerry (D-Mass.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), Carl Levin (D-Mich.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.).

The endorsement of a specific language has not yet been obtained for possible inclusion in the platform.

The CEO of the Let's Reach 1 Million People Campaign, Joe Knudson stated that he, along with fellow officers of the campaign, COO James Vivian and  CAO Arturo Schultz agreed and the campaign will fully endorse this inclusion in the Democratic Party Platform and will be actively publicizing this endorsement and enlisting the endorsement of other LGBTQI organizations, along with other US Senators as well.  As Knudson stated, "It is about time our US Senators take a stand on marriage equality regardless of whatever odds it may put them at with President Obama, who has yet shown his support other than the continual referral to his evolution on the subject."

Monday, March 5, 2012

FOLLOW UP INVITATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE 2012 WORLDWIDE LGBTQI CIVIL RIGHTS MARCHES & NON-MARCH EVENTS ON APRIL 21, 2012

2012 WORLDWIDE LGBTQI CIVIL RIGHTS MARCHES


The International Committee would like to invite and welcome your participation in the final planning of these events; we are within the 6-8 WEEK period prior to these events and are pulling out all the stops to bring other locations around the world on board and have the LGBT+ community in all countries represented in these historic events.

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, but not able to participate in an actual march for a variety of reasons.
These events have been in the making for many, many months after a study was performed to determine the proper timing and structure for these marches and non-march events.  The window of opportunity worldwide is about as far open as it will ever be for these events to take place with the earlier speech by US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, in addition to actions at the United Nations.  The LGBT+ communities worldwide must continue this drive and build on this momentum in advancing our chances for BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS worldwide.  
It is not so much as to what the committee thinks specifically needs to be accomplished in various countries around the world as we know there are various issues specific to each country and that is why these marches and events are structured the way they are so each specific issue can be addressed accordingly by each individual country, as well as a showing of solidarity among the LGBT+ communities worldwide of the need for Basic Human Rights for all LGBT+ throughout the world.

There is much to be said for a showing of support by all LGBT+ throughout the world regardless of their own situation at home. 
We all know the horrific situations for many LGBT+ throughout various countries and this showing of support by all of our brothers and sisters worldwide definitely does go a long way to show societies and governments worldwide of the need for all citizens, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, to be able to live a life according to the same laws and guarantees available to most other segments of society. These marches and events will be a huge tool in this education and enlightenment process throughout the world! 
We realize these events may mean different things and take on different meanings in certain countries, but one thing all of us have in common is that discrimination stills abounds throughout the world in regards to the LGBT+ and these events are a great tool to educate and enlighten societies and governments just what these areas of discrimination are.  If you read through our disclosure document you will see that even here in America, we have senators that truly believe there is no discrimination against the LGBT+ and that is truly so sad.  How can we expect changes to certain laws when many of the lawmakers are truly ignorant of the actual facts.
These events are different than most any of the past in that we are bringing these events to the people and their communities around the world where the majority of society congregates and expose themselves to the issues at hand, rather than requiring the traveling of participants and interested members of society to a central location that many could not afford, with the committee spending thousands upon thousands of dollars on enough attractions to entice them to show up, let alone those members of society that really need this education would in all likelihood not travel to attend anyway.  The exposure and reach of our campaign extends much further in this type of structure, as well as the politicians at all levels of government are more likely to attend or send their aides or official spokespersons to these TOWN HALL types of events scheduled worldwide.
Please click on the title above to be redirected to the official website for these events (which includes the complete disclosure document as has been requested by many of the large national and international LGBTQI organizations) and we would appreciate any involvement you could lend; look it over and let us know how you would like to assist in any aspect with these events to render the efforts of all involved a truly huge advancement for the rights of the LGBT+ worldwide.

As our International Committee Chairman Joe Knudson has stated 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!"

Thursday, March 1, 2012

IT'S NOT FUN BEING SKINNED ALIVE, BUT WE'LL DO IT FOR LGBTQI EQUALITY!

Joey

Jamey

Arty

Johnny
THE THREE STOOGES & OH YES, JOHNNY (we had to google him)

I don't know about the other three, but I always thought it would be loads of fun to get Roasted, you know like the celebrities...well, I have to tell you when the Roasting is done by the Naysayers, not only do you feel done on the bottom, but you feel like you are being skinned alive!

Wednesday, an article appeared on HUFFPOST GAY VOICES and THE BILERICO PROJECT.

The article was written by Kergan-Edwards something or another (we had to google him) and while it gave the 2012 Worldwide LGBT Civil Rights Marches & Non-March Events happening on April 21, 2012 some great exposure, it also gave us an insight into how someone can take it upon them self to write a piece under the guise of being a savior for the event, only to be written solely to entice comments back and fourth to keep the article topping out for prolonged exposure of a book (I fail to recall the title) they had written that has prominent billing in and at the end of the article.

That's not all, the article was completely erroneous in many aspects and the writer knew so, he just thought it would entice some juicy dialogue in the comment section with the angle that he chose to use.  When I first asked him to write an article he mentioned the disclosure document for the event I gave him had too much information to decipher and asked if I had a media release or something more concise, so I gave him a recent media release, along with the link to our new official web site.  Lo and behold, he didn't really need any of those items, as he totally wrote the article off the cuff with no regard to the information provided, nor did he even attempt to go through the vetting process, something all of us writers do.

Again, yes we got some great exposure, but you should see the after pictures (the pictures above were before the skinning took place)!  The sad thing is the naysayers, who just happen to be mainly from within our own LGBTQI community, jumped right on his bandwagon without even checking into the actual facts, which immediately followed the article via the official response I posted. 

Now I may be from Oklahoma and hell, these other stooges above are from who knows where (actually I do know where, I just thought I would add a little drama we LGBTQI are noted for), but I clearly see the reason the LGBTQI still do not have EQUALITY (oh yes, BTW, the author of the article is LGBTQI as well).

  

DO YOU SEE THE REASON!

Let's break this pattern that has existed within the LGBTQI communty for generations, let's show the naysayers (mainly from within our own LGBTQI community) that we can unite and come together for a common cause to advance the rights of the LGBTQI worldwide.

GET INVOLVED IN THE 2012 WORLDWIDE LGBT CIVIL RIGHTS MARCHES NOW...(click on the title above and be taken to the official website, where yes Kergan, your questions will be answered)

Here is the Official Response to this Godforsaken article I referred to earlier (I want you to have all the details)!


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 tohttp://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 it, 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!