A call for protest in Bangalore India (From Sangama)

Dear friend(s)


Time: 5 PM
Date: 9th January, 2006, Monday
Place: Mahatma Gandhi Statue, MG Road

Most of you are aware about the homophobic and moralistic attitudes
of Lucknow Police, that lead to the arrest of 4 gay/bisexual men in
Lucknow under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. In the FIR
Police have mentioned 13 more people’s names and mobile phone
numbers. This has created fear and panic among sexuality minorities
in Lucknow – many of them have gone underground and Bharosa’s
(an NGO providing HIV/AIDS/sexual health services to
homosexual/bisexual men in Lucknow) outreach work is severely

We are organising a PEACEFUL PUBLIC PROTEST in Bangalore to demand:

  • 1. Immediate release of the arrested people
  • 2. Immediate suspension of Police Officials involved
    in these arrests

  • 3. Punishing the guilty Police Officials after conducting an
    immediate enquiry for their illegal and unconstitutional
    actions including keeping people in illegal detention,
    filing false charges and for violating ‘Right to Privacy’

  • 4. UP Government to take urgent steps to protect human rights and
    to stop moral policing

Please join us in large numbers

In Solidarity

National Campaign for Sexuality Rights – Karnataka
along with various people’s organisations in

Marti Abernathey is the founder of the Transadvocate and the previous managing editor. Abernathey has worn many different hats, including that of podcaster, activist, and radiologic technologist. She's been a part of various internet radio ventures such as TSR Live!, The T-Party, and The Radical Trannies, TransFM, and Sodium Pentathol Sunday. As an advocate she's previously been involved with the Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance, Rock Indiana Campaign for Equality, and the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition. She's taken vital roles as a grass roots community organizer in The Indianapolis Tax Day Protest (2003), The Indy Pride HRC Protest (2004), Transgender Day of Remembrance (2004), Indiana's Witch Hunt (2005), and the Rally At The Statehouse (the largest ever GLBT protest in Indiana - 3/2005). In 2008 she was a delegate from Indiana to the Democratic National Convention and a member of Barack Obama's LGBT Steering and Policy Committee. Abernathey currently hosts the Youtube Channel "The T-Party with Marti Abernathey."