On Tuesday, October 5, 2010, about 100 gay rights activists gathered in front of the Stonewall Inn to rally against anti-gay violence. The rally, organized primarily through word-of-mouth and networking sites, was inspired by the alleged bias attack that occurred at Stonewall on Sunday, October 2.
"We want to say we’re not going to be intimidated," said Joyce Choi Won Li, one of the group’s organizers. "We’re going to keep being who we are and we’re going to demand and keep working for respect, safety and equality."
Representatives of New York’s Anti-Violence Project passed out tip sheets on how to avoid becoming the victim of hate crimes and encouraged LGBTQ community members to call the group’s hotline – at (212) 714-1141 – if attacked.
Please see yesterday’s piece of Stonewall featuring GO’s interview with Stonewall representative Stacy Lentz regarding the events of October 2.