Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Equality & Justice Day 2008

We can’t believe Equality & Justice Day 2008 is already over! It was a whirlwind day of lobbying, caucusing, rallying and networking for the more than 1300 LGBT New Yorkers and allies who attended. Thanks to everyone who made the trek to Albany to make our voices heard on marriage equality, outlawing discrimination against transgender New Yorkers, and safe schools for LGBT youth.

Here are some scenes from the Convention Hall and caucuses in the morning:

The speakers really fired up the crowd at our lunchtime rally, despite the less than desirable (a.k.a. freezing) weather. And with our tireless chants, we’re sure they heard us from the State Capitol Building!

At the end of the day, two of the openly gay legislators, Assemblymember Daniel O’Donnell and State Senator Tom Duane, thanked everyone for their hard work and renewed their commitment to fight for LGBT rights.

Thanks again to everyone who made E&J Day 2008 a huge success!

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