Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2018-06-20
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Prop 8 protest in Evanston
by Yasmin Nair
2008-11-26

facebook twitter pin it del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email


The Century Landmark Theater in Evanston was the scene of a Proposition 8-related protest on Saturday, Nov. 22.

Proposition 8 bans same-sex marriages in California. Following its passage, gay activists have been finding and releasing information about corporations and/or their employees that helped fund the measure, in an effort to bring about a widespread economic boycott. Alan Stock, CEO of Cinemark, the corporation that owns Century Theater, gave a personal contribution of $9,999 to support Proposition 8.

Ironically, Cinemark is also set to release Milk Dec. 5. The film is a dramatic rendition of the life of Harvey Milk, one of the most famed gay activists of the twentieth century. The film's director, Gus Van Sant, and the screenwriter Dustin Lance Black are both gay. A group calling itself 'No Milk for Cinemark' is calling for a boycott of all Cinemark theaters.

There have been nation-wide calls for similar economic boycotts related to Proposition 8. This summer, gay activists in San Diego called for the community to stop patronizing the Manchester Grand Hyatt, owned by Proposition 8 supporter Doug Manchester.

Andy Thayer, of Gay Liberation Network, the group that organized the picket in Evanston, said that people were being encouraged to see the film elsewhere. Vickie Maples, who marched on Saturday with a sign that said, 'Don't Let Them Profit from Harvey Milk's Death,' had no doubts about her feelings. Like many of the protesters, she heard about the action during the Nov. 15 rally in Federal Plaza: 'I go to this theater all the time and I was appalled that the CEO had given money [ to Proposition 8 ] . I would have come here to see Milk but … now I won't. I'll see it at Landmark Century.'

The crowd was a diverse one in terms of age and gender, and marched resolutely despite the cold. Several passing cars honked in support, and the number of picketers swelled to approximately 350 as the evening went on. Chants included the straightforward 'Boycott Century,' to 'Gay, Straight, Black, White/Marriage is a Civil Right.' People carried colorful home-made signs that ranged from the humorous ( 'Too Cute to Hate' ) to the serious ( 'No More Playing Our Movies, Taking Our Money, Then Using it Against US!' )


facebook twitter pin it del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Emma Gonzalez part of June 15 march 2018-07-14
Parkland students launch voter-registration tour from Chicago 2018-06-18
Dyke March back, focuses on pro-Palestinian agenda 2018-06-15
Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell arrested during legal protest in Moscow 2018-06-14
March For Our Lives, Road To Change Comes to Naperville 2018-06-07
Equality rally June 10 at Midsommarfest 2018-06-06
Illinois groups respond to Masterpiece Cake SCOTUS decision 2018-06-04
Third Week of Protests Challenge War Economy, Gun Violence at Illinois Capitol 2018-05-29
Community Power, Community Solutions, north siders to convene and march May 6 2018-04-19
Rally and Speak-out Against Confederate Monument April 7 2018-04-05
Legacy LIVE event focuses on Haifa's LGBTQs, met with protest 2018-04-01
Chicago March Among 800+ Globally Following the Douglas High School Shooting 2018-03-22
'March for Our Lives' events March 24 2018-03-19
As students plan protests of Parkland shooting, UCLU urges civics lessons in education 2018-03-05
People protest Trump's Jerusalem declaration 2017-12-08
First Anniversary march, rally in Seneca Falls Jan. 20, 2018 2017-12-05
Loop rally focuses on rights of LGBTs, women 2017-11-13
Trans Day of Remembrance events planned 2017-11-08
Anti-Trump/Pence protest held in Loop 2017-11-06
Chicagoans protest Intersex surgery 2017-10-27
Chicago Intersex activists protest at Lurie Oct. 26 2017-10-23
Lincoln Square Rallies to Support Gay Couples Affected by Hate Graffiti 2017-10-01
Housing-rights activists protest Cappleman's office 2017-09-25
NOW endorses Black Women's March and March for Racial Justice 2017-09-13
39th anniversary of Peace Day on Sept. 22 2017-09-13
Marchers protest 'Nashville Statement' at Moody Bible Institute 2017-09-11
Final arrested SlutWalk protester released on bail 2017-08-13
Protesters fight against bias at Apostolic Church of God 2017-07-30
Chicago church kicks out member after same-sex wedding, protest Sunday 2017-07-28
Disability Pride parade is tribute to diversity 2017-07-23
Dyke March Collective member responds to criticism and attacks 2017-06-28
PRIDE '17 - SIDEBAR Statement from Pride protesters 2017-06-28
Community rallies around former Catholic teacher 2017-06-27
Protestors shut down Chicago McDonald's in support of trans worker 2017-06-24
Chicago-area Constituents Protest TrumpCare with Mobile Billboards and Rallies 2017-06-22
2017 Dyke March takes unity to the streets of Little Village 2017-06-18
New York City Memorial Rally and Protest March Honors Rainbow Flag Creator 2017-06-16
Washington, D.C. Equality March rally attracts thousands 2017-06-11
Chicago Equality Rally unites Midsommarfest in defiance 2017-06-11
LGBTQ Chicago Equality Rally June 11 2017-06-09
 



Copyright © 2018 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Submit an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.