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Gearing Up

Gearing Up


From Long Beach to Toronto, activists begin to prepare for a weekend of protest -- including the "Raging Grannies" in Palo Alto. See it all come together.

Raging Grannies, a group of peaceful protesters who have long riled up the press over human rights issues, took to the streets of Palo Alto last weekend -- singing "Here Comes the Bride" and speaking out against Prop. 8. They'll be on the streets in Mountain View this weekend for the nationwide protest. Photo by R. Robertson for

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For a Rally Near You

Our friends at have put together this really handy rally survival guide. Where they're happening, what to know, what sort of sign you should stay up all night creating. And, if you still don't find info on a rally near you, visit for more info.

And just because it seems fitting, a photo from the Los Angeles rally that started a movement.

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Long Beach Gears Up for a Fight

Will Long Beach stand up to H8 once again this weekend?

Last week, Long Beach LGBT's and their allies took to the streets in record numbers. Here, Suja Lowenthal, 2nd District Councilwoman (Long Beach), grabs a bullhorn from rally organizer Brian Frederick in an effort to encourage protestors to lead a positive demonstration.

Here, a young protestor spends his time making signs at Hot Java. The Long Beach coffee house has become protest central.

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