LGBT organizations joined together in Houston, Texas last week in response to Texas Governor Rick Perry’s prayer rally. The prayer rally incited protest because it was sponsored by the American Family Association – an organization which has been designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Perry’s rally also featured Bryan Fischer as a speaker, who claimed in a televised interview that gay people are Nazis.
The Response included participants from a variety of organizations:
- Jolanda Jones, Houston City Council Member
- Garnet Coleman, Texas State Representative
- Out & Equal Houston
- Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church (MCC)
- Equality Texas
- Houston Stonewall Young Democrats
- Healing Out Loud
- Human Rights Campaign
Check out this video of the protest and view Out & Equal Houston’s Co-Chair, Mike Craig’s speech.