Hee-hee! It seems Council Speaker Christine Quinn is on the outs with the gay and lesbian community for getting into bed (groan!) with the NYPD over “parade permits”:
We, the NYC queer community, are outraged that City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who claims to speak for *us*, has endorsed this plan, calling the new permit regulations “a practical approach to traffic and public safety issues” (NYT 10/18/06). The same Christine Quinn who claims to speak for the queer community is now attacking the very civil rights gains that have made it possible for her, an out lesbian, to become speaker. Did the Stonewall veterans ask the police for a permit? Quinn betrays those who fought hard for civil right by allowing and supporting police violations of basic tenets of the Constitution.
To protest Quinn’s betrayal, the Radical Homosexual Agenda is organizing an Unpermitted Queer Parade in Honor of Christine Quinn. The parade starts at 4:00 p.m. on April 19th at City Hall Park.
April 19th is the perfect date for anti-government activism. The American Revolution started on that date in 1775 at Lexington and Concord. On the same date in 1943, the Warsaw Uprising began. And, sadly, on that date in 1993, Janet Reno murdered 79 men, women and children at Mt. Carmel in Waco.
We Manhattan Libertarians, of course, have our own history of unpermitted protests. Godspeed, Radical Homosexuals.