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    Posted November 4, 2010 by
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    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand - Election Day Victory Party - LGBT Civil Rights Fast Protest for Gay Rights


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     connaissable says he was part of the vigil outside Sen. Gillibrand's office. 'When I first met Alan and Iana I was just an onlooker. Then, I was drawn to get involved, especially once it became clear that Alan was serious about the fast,' he said.
    - katie, CNN iReport producer

    While Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand held a victory party inside the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Midtown Manhattan, LGBT protesters gathered outside to ask the Honourable Senator to file the American Equality Bill.


    Among the protesters was Alan Bounville, who began a water-only fast on the very day, November 2, 2010. Mr. Bounville has said that he would stop eating until Sen. Gillibrand would file the American Equality Bill or similar legislation, or make a public statement of her intention to file such a bill, which would add ''sexual orientation'' and ''gender identity'' to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


    Almost as soon as they arrived, police asked the Civil Rights Fast protesters to change locations on the sidewalk, and then, as captured on camera, undercover security interrogated the protesters, who were outside the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, with threats of arrest, if any protesters were found to be attending the victory party.


    To help end the Civil Rights Fast, please call Sen. Gilibrand and ask her to file the American Equality Bill. Call : 1 (212) 688-6262


    For more information, please visit : http://www.civilrightsfast.com


    Video and Photographs copyright 2010 by Louis Flores. All Rights Reserved.

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