Monday, June 11, 2012

Join Us for San Francisco Pride, June 23-24, 2012

Join Us for San Francisco Pride, June 23-24

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San Francisco Pride in 2 Weeks, June 23-24
Volunteer and March with Out4Immigration!


San Francisco Pride is just 2 weeks away, June 23-24. If you will be in the Bay Area, come join us and volunteer at our booth, march with us in the parade and be a contingent monitor.

This year we will be sharing booth space at the Civic Center again with Marriage Equality USA & GetEQUAL  We will also be marching in the SF Pride Parade on Sunday morning. And, we are co-presenting a film screening of "I Do" at Frameline's LGBT Film Festival on Jun 15th at 7pm the Victoria Theater in San Francisco. Save these dates! More information and volunteer opportunities for each event is below.

Volunteer with Out4Immigration

1)   Pride Booth:  We are sharing booth space with two great allies, Marriage Equality USA and GetEQUAL, at the Civic Center on Saturday June 23 and Sunday June 24 from 11am to 6pm.
Can you volunteer for a 1- or 2-hour shift? Please contact Chris Barnett at to schedule your time and volunteer at the booth!
Like we did in Sacramento last weekend, we will be taking photos for our United by Love Divided by Law Tumblr Blog. We also tell people about Out4Immigration, explain the situation same-sex binational couples face and distribute our literature. It's lots of fun and a great way to meet other people dedicated to full federal equality and repealing DOMA!
2)  Contingent Monitor Training: To be able to march in the Parade, SF Pride requires that contingent monitors be trained. Our contingent will need at least 6 monitors. The training schedule can be found here:

Anyone who can is encouraged to attend the training session (about 60 minutes and very fun). Please let Erik Schnabel, know once you have completed the training. Failing to have at least 6 monitors trained means we are not allowed to march at the parade. 

3)  SF Pride Parade is on June 24th. Come march with us on Pride Sunday down Market Street!  We will be carrying our broken heart signs and passing out "green cards" and stickers along the route. We know that most people have a few organizations that they would like to march with, but we hope you will commit to marching with us this year!  We are still awaiting information about the meeting area and the meeting time from the SF Pride committee. As soon as we have it we will post it on our Facebook page and Yahoo group

4) "I Do" Screening at Frameline. "I Do" is a film written by and starring David W. Ross. It is the first feature film about same-sex binational couples and Out4Immigration's Amos Lim will talk about the immigration discrimination faced by same-sex binational couples prior to the screening. A short Q&A will be held after the film. You can find information about the movie and buy tickets here.

5)  Frameline Screening:  We also have free tickets to Frameline screenings (All of them are for afternoon screenings).  If you are interested in attending any of the screenings (check out the schedule here:, please let Amos ( know.  Tickets are available on first-come, first-serve basis and priority will be given to those who volunteer for Pride events listed above.

Special Thanks....

A group of Out4Immigration volunteers had a wonderful time working the Sacramento Pride booth last Saturday, June 2. Many thanks to Gina Caprio and her sister, Monica Caprio, for organizing the event and putting the booth together. Many thanks also goes to Dennis Veite (from GetEQUAL) and Out4Immigration's Kathy Drasky and Amos Lim for volunteering their time at the booth. 

One of the activities that we conducted at the booth was to display the pictures submitted so far to our United by Love Divided by Law Tumblr Blog and to get more people to pose for a picture with a supportive statement or their own personal stories. We took more than 30 pictures and they will be rolled out over the next few weeks.

Share your story here.

Please Make a Donation to Out4Immigration
If you can, please make a donation to Out4Immigration through our fiscal sponsor, Peace Development Fund.

Why Donate to Out4Immigration?
We are an all-volunteer, grassroots organization – and we rely on your kind donations throughout the year to help us stand with our allies GetEQUAL and Stop the Deportations at rallies for couples like Henry & Josh and Alex & Doug. We march in parades, attend conferences and speak at community events. Every time we make contact with someone, we share our printed materials like our stickers and fact sheets to let people know who we are, the challenges we are facing and what needs to change so that all loving and committed couples have the same rights and opportunities to live their lives together.

Any donation by you will be used to increase our presence – at events and online – until we have full federal equal immigration rights.

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