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Activists interrupt Herbert-Corroon debate

October 24, 2010



In their debut action, members of Justice Vanguard interrupted the final gubernatorial debate on Tuesday by shouting the names of seven LGBT suicide victims. The deaths, reported on in the national news, have been tied to anti-gay harassment.

The eight activists were ejected from the televised debate at the University of Utah’s Libby Gardner Concert Hall.

Eric Ethington, one of three co-chairs of the new direct-action group, said, in a news release, the protest was aimed at Gov. Gary Herbert’s refusal to support statewide anti-discrimination protections for gay and transgender Utahns. Ethington also writes about the event on his blog.

Herbert’s challenger, Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon, has adopted such housing and employment safeguards in Salt Lake County and supports extending the measures statewide.

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I watched the video, and I thought it was funny that the Newscasters kept saying, they thought the protestors message went unheard because of the noise in the room.. yet they repeated why the protesters were there several times… Seems to me that the news coverage gave Justice Vanguard more visibility than the actual protest.. YEA!!!—Great Job folks!!

via Activists interrupt Herbert-Corroon debate | LGBT FYI | The Salt Lake Tribune.

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