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HRC Alabama Screens Bayard Rustin Film and Talks Strategy in Huntsville

by HRC staff April 05, 2016


Post submitted by Tori Sisson-Wolfe

Last month, HRC Alabama organized a screening in Huntsville of the film, Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin.  Bayard Rustin was an openly gay, visionary activist and strategist, as well as Martin Luther King Jr.’s mentor and a chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington.

The purpose of the screening was to discuss the strategies and tactics the civil rights movement used to build support. 

While we have seen a rapid increase in anti-LGBT legislation across the country, we gathered in Huntsville to discuss the ways we could build support through community engagement and strategies to fight back against anti-LGBT legislation in our own legislature. While several state legislatures have already come to a close, Alabama’s legislative session will end in May.

HRC Alabama is fighting back against SB 204 or HB 158, two bills that could authorize state-contracted child placement agencies to refuse to offer services to Alabama’s children and families if those services conflict with the religious beliefs of the provider. It is expected that the state legislature will vote on the bill in the coming weeks.

We hope that this meeting and more like them will continue to educate and empower our community against inequality and discrimination, building political power in Alabama.

The attacks on fairness and equality in Alabama are part of an onslaught of anti-LGBT bills being pushed this year by anti-equality activists across the country. HRC is currently tracking nearly 200 anti-LGBT bills in 34 states. As of today, at least half of these bills have been beaten back around the country. For more information, visit: www.hrc.org/2016legislature





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