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Call to Action: Queer Youth Assaulted At Javapalooza in Middletown

Queer Liberation Front recently received message from the mother of a gay 18-year-old in Middletown, CT. In late December, her son was physically and verbally assaulted at a local coffee shop by the owner and kicked out of the establishment.

We’re doing a direct action on Sunday January 30th @ 12PM where a group of at least 20 queers and allies will go into Javapalooza with rainbow flags, queer shirts, etc and all immediately buy coffee. We’d proceed to have a “teach-in”, a kind of ”know your rights” discussion, and at the end present the owner with a letter signed by all of us, demanding a public apology and a show of good will towards the queer/LGBT community. We are also contacting local bloggers and media for this event, using that to put pressure on the police to further investigate these allegations.

More information can be found here.

Date: Sunday, January 30th
Time: Noon 12PM
Place: Javapolooza Cafe at 330 Main Street
Facebook Event: Click here