Tuesday, April 28, 2009

LGBT Rights Rally In Albany

An estimated 2,000 people rallied on the steps of the state capitol in Albany, NY for marriage equality, GENDA, and dignity for all students. Folks came from Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, the North Country, the Southern Tier, Hudson Valley, Long Island, NYC and, of course, the Capital District. The event was coordinated by the Empire State Pride Agenda.

New York State Capitol

Getting Ready To Rally And Staying Out Of The 90˚ Heat

Even Studs Want Equal Rights!

The Crowd Was Estimated At 2,000 Activists

Emcee Actor Alan Cumming

GOP Assemblymember Teresa Sayward (113th District) Speaks In Favor Of Equality

Empire State Pride Agenda Executive Director Alan Van Capelle

Local WRGB-CBS News Reporter/Personality Ken Screven Covers The Event

9 comments:

Breenlantern said...

Gavin...if you had turned right with me instead of left when we parted, you would have come smack dab face to face with your cutie pie....

Y | O | Y said...

I had a date with destiny and turned left instead. Damn!

Mark H said...

What an Elegant Capitol Building....and great event. WE WOULD HAVE GONE WITH YOU had we been anywhere NEAR NY. Looks like the weather was great too.

EVEN HUNKS want equality? Nicely said..............hm.

Y | O | Y said...

It was a bit hot, even in the shade, but it was a well attended event and I think the coupe was having the GOP Assemblymember speak. She considers marriage equality a civil right and spoke approvingly of her openly gay son.

The Capitol was constructed between 1867 and 1899 and inspired by the Hôtel de Ville (City Hall) in Paris, France. The building is constructed in both the Romanesque and Renaissance revival styles.

More on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_State_Capitol

Brian said...
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bigislandjeepguy said...

wow. i am gonna just pretend that "brian" comment did not happen. wtf? go crawl back in your hole, dude.

Anonymous said...

Glad there was a good turnout! I too was admiring your state Capitol building...thanks for the link.
--Alex

Y | O | Y said...

After some consideration, I have deleted a comment that was disparaging and didn't add to the story. As I say in the commenting block, "Respectful dialogue encouraged; personal attacks are not."

michael sean morris said...

Well, I guess you and I will have to agree to disagree on negative comments... I've never had any yet, and I keep hoping. I prefer a bigot to be out in the open; I feel censoring them actually serves them rather than you.

Just my opinion.