12/01/09: Fight Homophobia! Protest Fred Phelps When He Comes to Boston!
On Tuesday, December 1st, Fred Phelps & the Westboro Baptist Church (the organization known for protesting the funerals of dead soldiers, Matthew Shepard, and victims of anti-LGBT hate crimes) is coming to Boston! December 1st is International AIDS Day and Phelps and Co. will be coming to Boston to promote their message of hate and violence.
They will be making stops at UMass-Boston & Brookling High School, among others (see full schedule taken from his website below).
With the recent anti-gay/anti-transgender murder of 19-year-old Jorge Mercado in Puerto Rico, the need to protest this type of hatred is even more important. These bigots preach a message of hate that promotes and celebrates the murder, oppression, and discrimination of LGBT people.
The UMB LGBTQ Equality Coalition is calling on people to join us in standing up to hate and to let these bigots know their homophobia and intolerance is NOT welcome here! If we want to win full LGBT equality we have to confront anti LGBT bigotry wherever it appears!