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Light Up The Night

On December 20th, we ask that you join us again for a nation-wide demonstration for LGBTQI rights. Candlelight vigils will be held at commercial centers in cities across the country in remembrance of the rights that once were for 18,000 marriages, and in honor of the rights that one day will be again – for EVERYONE.

Light Up The Night San Francisco
Location: Union Square San Francisco
Date and Time: Saturday, 12/20, 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.
RSVP at Facebook: Light up the Night for Equality – San Francisco and at Light Up The Night San Francisco

Come to Union Square without signs, without posters, without your voice. Bring candles (for you and to share) and plan on silently holding your candles, demonstrating your support for same-sex marriage equality across the nation. Make or buy a “2nd Class Citizen” T-Shirt and wear it in solidarity with your fellow demonstrators.

Fliers are available in English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF).


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Press Release: Light Up The Night

For Immediate Release

December 14, 2008

Primary Contact: Tim DeBenedictis
Alternate Contact: Eric Lunow
Alternate Contact: Cat Kim

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. The local organizers of the national November
15th protests against Prop 8 have planned something positive for the
holiday season.

Join The Impact ( is planning a national candlelight
vigil, open to all individuals, organizations, and families who support
marriage equality and the repeal of Prop 8.

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT will take place in San Francisco at Union Square on
Saturday, December 20th, from 5:00 – 6:00 PM.

Early response indicates an attendance figure in the thousands, creating a
visual holiday spectacle. The San Francisco vigil will be coordinated with
hundreds of other vigils happening simultaneously in cities across the
United States.

According to organizer Tim DeBenedictis, “We want to show a positive image
of unity and hope – an image that will be seen not just here in San
Francisco, but across the Bay, in the Central Valley, over the Sierras, and
in 100 million homes across America.”

For more information on the San Francisco event:
For more information on the national event:

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