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May 08, 2010 at 01:36 PM

Washington, DC- Equality Across America (EAA), Full Equality Now! DC (FEN!DC) and Listen UP Live are taking action in solidarity to bring death to discrimination. On May 17, 2010, The International Day Against Homophobia, hundreds will gather at the Dupont Memorial Fountain all clad in black and band-aids.

Here Lies Homophobia: An Action for Awareness intends to pay respect to the victims of other's ignorance bytransforming Dupont Circle into a burial ground. Participants and passerbys will witness activists lying in silence and stealth under headstones in memoriam. Ultimately, rising in solidarity to honor the stories of the fallen and symbolize the strength of survivors who have been victims of homophobia domestically and internationally.

"I am humbled at the opportunity to serve as proxy for the faces of the fallen", says Aiyi'nah Ford a Governing Board Member of Equality Across America. She is among one of several notables who will die-in. The families of Tony Perkins, Ty'nia Mack and Jason "Jaysen" Mattison, Jr. have all been invited to speak among the other victims and survivors at the vigil. The program will also include a eulogy delivered by spoken word artist SolSis and anoriginal song by local LGBTQI youth activists. This event will kick off FEN!DC's week of local actions to conclude on Harvey Milk's birthday, May 22, 2010. Equality Across America (EAA) launched the call to actionduring the Winter of 2009.

For further information please visit www.fendc.org or tune in to Listen UP Live on BlogTalk Radio at www.blogtalkradio.com/listen-up.



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