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Monday, December 9

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This Friday,, the Illinois Green Party and Chicago Anti-Bashing Network are sponsoring an evening of speakers to address the fight for equal marriage rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people. Speakers include Patricia Ireland, former president of NOW and senior advisor to; Jason West, the New Paltz, NY, mayor who supports gay marriage; Rev. Pat Bumgardner, Metropolitan Community Churches minister; and Robin Tyler, stage producer for the first three national lesbian and gay marches on Washington. It all gets started this Friday night, at 7 p.m. at the Preston Bradley Center, located at 941 W. Lawrence. If you'd like more information, check out, where you can also download handbills.

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