Posts Tagged ‘queer army’

The Richmond Anarchist Black Cross will be hosting letter writing to prisoners, with a specific focus on LGBTQ prisoners.

The Black Cross will be providing a list of prisoners to write to, as well as useful tools and information specific writing letters to prisoners.

This will be held for the duration of the Free Market (Noon-3pm), so come by anytime

Last night was the 3rd annual Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project’s Bowl-a-thon bowling night at Plaza bowl. The Wingnut’s Queer Army team attended and had a great time duck pin bowling. Everyone involved in the bowl-a-thon helped to raise over 17,000 dollars (!!!!) to help women in Virginia afford abortions. This is the most they have ever raised, but it will still never be enough as long as the government and rich don’t value women and their right to choose. Abortion clinics in Virginia are still being singled out by TRAP legislation, and assholes like Cuccinelli are fighting to take away vital services from women everywhere. Feminists, radicals, anti-authoritarians, queers, and anarchists need to work to fight the restriction of women’s rights and push to make vital services like abortions MORE available to people of all backgrounds and classes.
If anyone wants to get involved with the RRFP or make any sort of donation it is never too late. The RRFP typically uses up its monthly funds during the first week of each month – the demand is far greater than their current resources. Help the RRFP and help women in Virginia:

The Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project seeks to further reproductive justice by providing practical and financial support for abortion services in Virginia and surrounding communities. RRFP strives to be a resource to the community by engaging in grassroots advocacy for the full spectrum of reproductive rights. (more…)

We showed up to the park around 4, and pretty much immediately jumped straight into organizing. A bathroom was built, a short list of demands was started, and an initial meeting with all participants concerning pigs and media was had. Crucial info was taken down for the folks who are willing to get arrested, and the banner was raised.

There were between 25 and 30 of us last night… including folks who regularly congregate in the park, a couple folks from IWW, Food Not Bombs, Queer Action, and a surprising number of people who just came over to play music and have a great time. There was only one incident with police, before dark, when we were told to take a tent down… but it’s been all quiet since, with no interaction with the cops (and very little sleep).

Today is going to be bigger and better…. more banners, more people, bigger plans, and a filmographer from Boston who’s going to be here with us for a bit. It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day, and at least another night here.

The Wingnut Anarchist Collective formed a team for the Richmond Reproductive Project’s annual Bowl-a-thon to raise money to fund abortions. Our team is the Queer Army! You can donate money to our effort by going to: and donating to the Queer Army team.

Women’s reproductive freedom has come under attack in Virginia- from the current legislation which will make it harder for clinics to qualify to provide abortions to the attempts to de-legitimize Planned Parenthood and the vital services they provide many communities.  Women and their allies need to stand up and act to prevent the patriarchical and deadly oppression of women and revocation of their right to choose. Clearly, addressing politicians is not working to stop the right-wing swing in this country. The folks with money to lobby politicians are working to eliminate a woman’s right to choose. We are having bowl-a-thons to raise money to help pay for needed abortions.

Please help support the women of Richmond, in a real, direct way. Your donation will help a woman have a choice to make.

Everybody’s favorite insane Baptist church is coming back to town!

Westboro Baptist Church, the wonderful people who picket funerals and believe god hates fags, fag enablers, muslims, jews, america, the military, coal miners, and sweden (among other things), are coming to protest VCU on September 26th!

September 26 · 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Location VCU

907 Floyd Ave
Richmond, VA

Apparently god also hates education? Or maybe it’s the younger generation? I’m not really sure, but I am sure that according to th…eir leader Fred Phelps’s theology god can find something to hate you for!

Consider this an open invitation to come counter protest against WBC!

The best way to do this? Bring your boomboxes and ghetto blasters, megaphones, noise makers, and anything else you can find to turn their ridiculous hatemongering event into a party worthy of old Sodom! That’s really all it should mean when these subhuman fascists come to town: an excuse to have a day out letting your queer (or queer-enabler) flag fly! (more…)