Join Us Tomorrow

Tomorrow will be the first anniversary of the public hanging of two gay teenage lovers in Mashad, Iran. It will also be an International Day of Action Against Homophobic Persecution in Iran. Groups Gayhanging large and small will hold vigils from as far afield as Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Frankfurt, London, Marseilles, Mexico City, Moscow, New York, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Sioux Falls, Stockholm, Tehran, Toronto, Vancouver, Vienna, Warsaw, Washington DC ... and Provincetown. The British House of Commons is holding a hearing. The underground Persian Gay and Lesbian Organization has asked us to support them as they live under a murderous, bigoted regime. Those of us lucky to live in free countries need to show these beleaguered people that we have not forgotten them, that their struggle for dignity and freedom is ours too.

If you are in Provincetown or on the Cape, and want to join us, please meet me and others outside Provincetown Town Hall on Commercial Street from 5 - 6 pm tomorrow, Wednesday, in a silent vigil to remember the two young victims of state murder - and so many others who fear the same fate for loving another human being. There will be no speeches. Just silence and witness. I've printed out posters. Bring a candle if you like. Or make your own poster or sign. Come one, come all.