Originally published: Nov. 11, 2008, 11:40 a.m.
Updated: Nov. 14, 2008, 9:30 a.m.
What: Part of a nationwide, spontaneous and grassroots organizing effort, protests against the passage of the anti-gay Proposition 8 in California, and other anti-gay ballot initiatives in other states, have been planned for Sat., Nov. 15.
Where: As of Nov. 12, six cities have protests slated for Saturday: Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, Raleigh and Wilmington.
Charlotte planning: An organizing meeting has been planned for 5 p.m., Wed., Nov. 12 at the Lesbian and Gay Community Center of Charlotte, 820 Hamilton Street Suite B11, Charlotte, NC 28206.
Charlotte location change: The Charlotte protest will be held at 600 E. 4th Street, at the Charlotte Government Center.
Raleigh location chosen: The Raleigh protest will be held on the Halifax Mall, located roughly at 46 E. Lane St. The Mall is the patch of grass between the N.C. Legislative Building and one of the many legislative office buildings. It sits between N. Salisbury and N. Wilmington Streets in downtown Raleigh.
Greenville location change: The Greenville, NC, event has been moved to Greenville City Hall. See events details at bottom of story.
Charleston, S.C., protest planned: See event listing below for more info.
Columbia, S.C. protest slated: See event listing below for more info.
Joint News Coverage
For joint news coverage of the Carolinas Prop. 8 protests visit: NCProp8Protests.blogspot.com.
At a glance…
Asheville, NC 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Organizer: UNC-Asheville Students for a Democratic Society, email@example.com
Location: Pritchard Park (triangle made by Patton Ave., Haywood St. and College St.) MAP
Charleston, SC 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Liberty Park. 360 Concord St. Charleston, SC MAP
Charlotte, NC 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Organizer: Braxton Midgett
Location: Charlotte Government Center, 600 E. 4th St., Charlotte, NC MAP
Columbia, SC 1:30 p.m.
Organizer: SC Pride, B_SHEROUSE@YAHOO.COM, 478-335-8927
Location: S.C. State House, 1100 Gervais St., Columbia, SC MAP
Greensboro, NC 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Organizer: Mike Gilbert
Location: Melvin Municpal Building, 300 W. Washington St., Greensboro, NC MAP
Greenville, NC 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Nykole & Angie
Location: Greenville City Hall, 200 West Fifth St. MAP
Raleigh, NC 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Organizer: Will Elliott, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Halifax Mall (N.C. Legislative Building), 46 E. Lane St., Raleigh, NC MAP
Wilmington, NC 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Organizer: Mary Eller, email@example.com
Location: City Hall/Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St. (corner of 3rd and Chestnut). MAP
CINCINNATI MARCHES WITH YOU!!!
(from a boy originally from South Carolina — us carolinians gotta stick together)
This is the first time that I have ever witnessed all gay communities throughout the country come in unity. This is a time to make our voices heard, and demand equality! I encourage everyone in the gay community to partake an active roll in this demontration.
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