For lesbian activists and grassroots organizers fighting the Christian Right.
Section 1: Direct Action for Visibility
We have divided our campaign tactics into four broad categories. The first, Direct Action for Visibility, goes step-by-step through the process of pulling off a fabulous, no-apologies action--the heart and soul of Lesbian Avenger organizing, good for all seasons. It then follows up with a discussion of some special visibility "issues"--such as what to do when the mainstream campaign blames you for homophobic "backlash", and how to keep as safe as possible.
The second discusses some special events that incorporate visibility, but have a different focus than a visibility action and are more specific to fighting anti-lesbian initiatives. They include how to organize counter-attacks when the bigots come to town, how to plan a powerful forum where lesbians and gay men can come out to the media and the public, and how to organize a rally, concert or fair.
The third section deals with direct voter contact and mobilization, focusing particularly on door-to-door canvassing and door-to-door literature drops.
Finally, we finish Section 1 with a discussion of how to find allies and how to create and maintain working
relationships with them, especially with other political organizations and small businesses in your town or neighborhood.
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