Just a quick reminder that GAPIMNY, QWAVE, and IGLHRC are holding a “Shower-in” to protest the Hong Kong Social Welfare Department’s hiring of an “ex-gay specialist” with deep ties to American conservative Christian organizations like Exodus International.
Make sure to come on time and if you would like to get wet for equality, dress appropriately (bring swimsuits and towels if u can). This event is happening rain or shine. We already have a number of important media outlets coming, so we need everyone to turn out!
Calling on all queer folks and allies! Did you know that the Hong Kong Social Welfare Department recently hired a psychiatrist to teach ex-gay conversion therapy, a practice that includes a regimen of prayer and cold showers… yeah. Guess where he learned it from? Right-wing Christian groups right here in the United States.
We’re protesting in support of LGBT activists in Hong Kong, and they are excited that we are taking a stand with them against exported hate.
Prepare to get wet in protest of ex-gay conversion therapy in Hong Kong and the U.S. We’ll have super soakers and water balloons to demonstrate the shortcomings of cold water for curing the gay. We’ll also have signs and banners as well. You are welcome to bring your own. We will be joined by various members of the media.
Afterwards, we’re having a pro-queer picnic.
Sunday, August 7 · 11:00am – 1:00pm
Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office
115 East 54th Street
New York, NY
LET US KNOW YOU’RE ATTENDING:
– General Meeting on Hong Kong Political Action
– Hong Kong Government Sponsored Workshop to Cure Gays with Cold Showers
– Tell Hong Kong’s Social Welfare Department to End Sponsorship of Ex-Gay Therapy
Sponsored by GAPIMNY, Q-WAVE and International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission.
Questions? E-mail us at [email protected]