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The Big O' Gay Anti-Conversion Therapy Protest! | City View Church | Friday, 16. June 2017

Gay conversion therapy is an abusive and deadly practice that targets LGBTQ youth. This weekend of protest and resistance is our chance to send a clear message to the conversion industry that there will be #NoProfitInAbuse in San Diego! They are not welcome in this city and will be met with a Big O' Gay Anti-Conversion Therapy Protest.

Get your signs ready, get your protest gear set, and let's show the LGBTQA kids we won't stand for this!

Please like San Diego Coalition Against Gay Conversion's official page to stay updated on the full schedule of events, volunteer opportunities, and carpools being organized.

Some of the events you might want to attend:

Info Session and Sign-Making Party
Wednesday June 14 6pm - 8pm
San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

No Gay Conversion Kick-Off Protest
Thursday, June 15th 6pm - 8pm
Hilton Mission Valley, 901 Camino del Rio S
RSVP Here: http://bit.ly/2r0ctKl

Dance Against Abuse! Drag It Out in the Open!
Friday, June 16th 8pm - 10pm
Lot adjacent to Hilton Mission Valley, 901 Camino del Rio S
RSVP Here: http://bit.ly/2qUYIJ6

Faith Community Call to Love
Saturday, June 17th 8:00am - 9:30am
City View Church, 8404 Phyllis Place

No Gay Conversion Day-Time Presence
Friday, June 16th and Saturday June 17th 9am-5pm **
City View Church, 8404 Phyllis Place.

** There will be a constant protest presence outside of the conference, so please feel free to stop by, rally, and gather with the LGBTQ community at any time!

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

And Use Our Hashtags! #NOPE2017 #NoProfitInAbuse @CoalitionAgainstConversion

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PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION:

The Hilton Mission Valley is a 15 minute walk from the Hazard Center Station or Mission Valley Center Station [Green line]. The City View Church is accessible by bus, but not by trolley.

There is plenty of street parking near the Hilton Mission Valley and the City View Church. The Planned Parenthood Mission Valley parking lot is open for use THURSDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHTS ONLY -- it is a 4 minute walk to the Hilton.

Carpools are STRONGLY encouraged. Please organize carpools on the carpool thread posted on the official @CoalitionAgainstConversion page.

SECURITY:

The Coalition Against Conversion has their own security team, however we do anticipate a police presence at the events. Please refrain from any illegal or elicit activity to ensure the success of the protest and the safety of yourself and others.

PRIVACY:

Please be aware there will be photography, video, and press at all of our events. If you attend our actions, your image may appear in promotional materials or news clips.

CODE OF CONDUCT:

Please do not bring any alcohol or drugs to any of the events-- especially the dance party! Any illegal or elicit activity can undermine our efforts and put yourselves and everyone around you at risk.

All events--including the dance party-- are FAMILY FRIENDLY. Please keep this in mind during your participation.

This event centers the LGBTQ and QTPOC community, but all allies of the LGBTQ community and opponents of gay conversion therapy are welcome, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, nationality, class, or ability.

Please respect all protest participants by using inclusive and affirming language. If you meet someone new--and hopefully you will!--ask their pronouns and use them. The Coalition Against Conversion recognizes that gay conversion therapy also affects transgender youth, who are often the most marginalized in LGBT communities.