If you're in the Boston area (or have the means to be in the Boston area), a "Die-In" is taking place November 5th because, I'm sure you've figured out, too many of us are dying behind the words and actions of people who fear us and/or hate us.
WHO: All of us, anyone who is a member or an ally of the LGBTQ community
Why? Because homophobia and transphobia are LEGAL in the United States, including our home state, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Unless we do something to stop it, the death toll will continue to rise, either via bias-motivated violence or our own hands. We must stop this, and we must stop it NOW.
On Friday, November 5, exactly one month after more than 400 individuals met in the pouring rain outside the State House to remember those victims we have lost to the bullies and other criminals who target our community, we will meet again. At South Station, during the evening rush hour, we will remind those who support legalized homophobia that the blood is on their hands now. If they want to wash that blood away, once and for all, they will have to learn how.
We, the members and allies of the LGBT community, must be the ones to teach them.