#Occupy The NYC LGBT Community Center for Queer Palestinians (Siegebusters Ban)





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Published on Mar 4, 2012

Saturday, March 3, 2012
@ LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th St.

Occupy the NYC LGBT Center!
End the ban on Palestine solidarity organizing!

Since March 2011, the NYC LGBT Center has banned Palestine solidarity activists (queer and non-LGBT) from meeting at the Center and imposed a "moratorium" on any discussion of the Palestinian struggle. This censorship, in response to pressure from wealthy supporters of Israel's anti-Palestinian policies, flies in the face of our community's commitment to diversity and offering safe space for discussion of "controversial" issues. Petitions, appeals to meet with the Center's board of directors, calls and letters have not succeeded in winning back our right to free speech and assembly.

This is more from the NYC Queers Against Israeli Apartheid website :

NYC QAIA meets at the LGBT Community Center. We're currently forced to hold our meetings as sit-ins in the lobby: pressured by anti-Arab and anti-Muslim hatemongers, the Center refuses to rent meeting space to anti-apartheid queers. But the Center is wrong to deny safe space to Arab queers, Muslim queers & other queers it deems "controversial." And the Center is wrong to censor queer political organizing. So NYC QAIA is holding the space. Occupy!


Video copyright 2012 by Louis Flores. All Rights Reserved.


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