Topics :: civil disobedience
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By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Sep 17, 2013
One hundred women, plus more than 20 undocumented immigrants, were arrested in Washington, DC on Sept. 12 for protesting the House of Representatives inaction on comprehensive immigration reform.
By Winnie McCroy | Friday Dec 14, 2012
After being arrested in Dallas this July for their sit-in for marriage equality, Beau Chandler and Mark "Major" Jiminez went to court where Chandler accepted a dismissal in exchange for community service.
By Jenny Block | Friday Jul 20, 2012
On July 5, Dallas couple Mark Jiminez and Beau Chandler walked into the Dallas County Clerk’s office and requested a marriage license. When denied, they sat down, handcuffed themselves together and refused to leave, sparking a national call to action.
By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Mar 1, 2011
GLBT advocacy group Queer Rising blocked traffic at the corner of 42nd Street and 6th Avenue in New York City on March 1, while holding a 75-foot banner demanding marriage equality.
By Kilian Melloy | Monday May 3, 2010
A weekend protest in Washington, D.C. led to the arrest of six more anti-Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell demonstrators who handcuffed themselves to the fence in front of the White House.
By Chris Geidner | Wednesday Apr 28, 2010
’’I remember these two gentlemen,’’ D.C. Superior Court Magistrate Judge Richard Ringell said. ’’Mr Choi, he saluted me. It’s the only time I’ve been saluted.’’
By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Apr 21, 2010
A month after Lt. Dan Choi and former Army Capt. Jim Pietrangelo II handcuffed themselves to the fence in front of the White House in a controversial act of civil disobedience, the two gay soldiers went back and repeated the act. This time, they brought along a few friends.
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