From the “Occupy Dallas LGBT Caucus” page on Facebook, co-created by Daniel Cates of GetEQUAL:
LGBT people know all too well the sting of injustice in the United States. Our families pay higher tax rates due to inequality in relationship recognition, we live in fear of being fired from our jobs simply because of who we are or who we love. Our children are not safe in public schools and are often subjected to ridicule and physical violence without a place to turn within their school. We are workers. We are the jobless. We are the families with loved ones fighting un-winable wars. We are the oppressed. We are the 99 percent.
It is time for us to stand with all of the other oppressed people in this country! We stand against ALL forms of inequality; economic inequality, racial inequality, gender inequality, inequality based on one’s sexual orientation! Together we must stand to demand:
“EQUALITY IN ALL MATTERS GOVERNED BY CIVIL LAW IN ALL 50 STATES FOR ALL PEOPLE”
Occupy Dallas begins on October 6th at 9am at Pike Park (2851 Harry Hines Blvd) with a march to the Federal Reserve Bank (2200 North Pearl Street). Many protesters plan on staying indefinitely, however any time you can dedicate to the movement is welcome- even if it is only a few hours a week.
Let’s just hope there isn’t a repeat of this incident.