Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 7 / 15 February 2018

Rally against sit/lie ban in Castro Saturday

A rally is planned for Saturday, October 30, to remind voters of San Francisco’s history as a sanctuary city for LGBT homeless youth and immigrants.

The event in Harvey Milk Plaza, near the Muni Castro station at Market and Castro streets, comes just before Election Day, November 2. That’s when the city’s voters will decide the fate of the Prop L sit/lie ban, which would prohibit sitting or lying on public sidewalks. Critics have said the measure could be used to harass homeless queer youth and undocumented immigrants.

The rally, which begins at 1 p.m., is intended to invoke the spirit of Milk, the gay civil rights icon and city supervisor who was assassinated in 1978. Over 100 costumed community members will engage in theatrical demonstration to spread the message “No on L, No One is Illegal.”

Drag In Action and Pride at Work are the organizers of the event.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, October 29, 2010 @ 9:51 am PST
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