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LGBT group denounces Israel

Published Jun 24, 2010 8:01 PM

Chanting, “Queers come out and take a stand, there’s too much blood on Israel’s hands!” an angry group of LGBTQ activists picketed on June 17 in front of the Castro Theatre in San Francisco to protest Israeli support of the Frameline LGBT Film Festival. The action, organized by Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism, maintained a strong presence in front of the theater for two hours.

According to a QUIT statement released at the protest, progressive members of the LGBTQ community are opposed to this year’s Israeli Consulate sponsorship of the film festival. The statement strongly criticized Israel’s massacres, imposed starvation and military occupation of the Palestinian people. Signs at the protest also highlighted the recent Israeli military attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.

The QUIT statement reminded members of the LGBTQ community that “we are not so desperate for acceptance that we will ally ourselves with racists and murderers.”