Seven Straight Nights for Gay Rights

I just learned about an important event set to kick off next
Sunday, October 7th, called “Seven Straight Nights for Gay
,” which aims to provide a venue for straight allies to
vocalize their support for equality for the LGBTQ community in
their local towns and cities.

The week of events includes everything from candlelight vigils to
church potlucks in cities across the country, ranging from Seattle,
Washington to Augusta, Maine.

7SN, as it is abbreviated on their website, is being organized by
two Texas-based organizations, Atticus Circle, named after the
To Kill A Mockingbird character Atticus Finch, who stood
up for a wrongly accused black man, and Soulforce, a group which aims to
attain “freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people
from religious and political oppression through the practice of
nonviolent resistance.”

I encourage you to spread the word and get your friends and family
members involved. People can sign up to sponsor an existing event,
host and organize an event in their town if one is not already
scheduled, and to find the details for events already set up.

As Aaron Toleos, the featured ally on Boston’s event page says,
“The gay community has been coming out of the closet for years.
Now it is our turn to come out with our support for them.”