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update: just spoke with one of the organizers and it has been changed to the XXXXs on North Higgins. Mayor Engen will be present. The location was changed so it doesn’t appear that folks are upset with the City, which has been abundantly supportive of Missoula’s queer community.

by Jamee Greer

Saturday morning, cities across America will host actions in response to the passing of California’s Prop 8 which threw LGBT citizens back into the cruel world of “separate but equal” civil unions. Missoula’s takes place at 11:30 near the XXXXs on North Higgins Avenue.

Last Tuesday was a bittersweet night for members of the queer community: a painfully potent reminder of how important it is to keep hoping for, and working towards, a more just and equal society. It just happened to be juxtaposed with the election of the first African American president, an amazing victory.

I will be at Saturday’s rally, but not because of Prop 8. I’ll be there because it’s still legal to fire a gay Montanan because of who he is, or deny a lesbian Montanan housing because of who she loves. I will be there because it’s damn difficult for queer parents to adopt a child, and because if my partner ends up in the hospital and near death, I have no legal rights to even see him.

Missoula | Saturday, November 15th
11:30 am at the XXXXs on North Higgins

Billings | Saturday, November 15th
11:30 am in front of City Hall, 210 N 27th St

Bozeman | Saturday, November 15th
11:30 am in front of City Hall, 300 West Main St

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