News Update                                                                        Contact:  Fred Karger

 

July 17, 2008                                                                                     619-592-2008

 

March on Manchester Set for Tomorrow Friday, July 18th at 1:00 pm

 

Just wanted to send out a reminder to you about our kickoff Demonstration and Rally Against Hate tomorrow in front of the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel  www.marchonmanchester.com   We will officially announce a boycott of Doug Manchester’s San Diego Hotels.

 

www.boycottmanchesterhotels.com

 

Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel

One Market Place @ Harbor Drive

San Diego 92101

Friday, July 18th, 1:00 pm

 

 

Doug Manchester, CEO of the Manchester Financial Group of San Diego dougmanchester.com contributed $125,000 to qualify an Initiative Constitutional Amendment, Proposition 8 for the November 4th ballot which defines marriage as only between a man and a woman.

 

“We feel that if Mr. Manchester and any other individuals give huge amounts of money to take away our freedom to marry, then the LGBT community, our families and our friends should fight back against these purveyors of hate,” said Fred Karger, Campaign Manager of the newly formed Californians Against Hate.

 

 

We have already received a tremendous amount of new coverage from all over the globe.  Below is a partial list of coverage since I last sent out an update including a story by Rebecca Cathcart in today’s New York Times: 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/17/us/17gay.html?_r=1&ref=us&oref=slogin

 

More News Coverage

 

New York Times – http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/17/us/17gay.html?ref=us

 

Los Angeles Times –  http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-boycott16-2008jul16,0,7045685.story

 

NBC 7/39 – http://www.nbcsandiego.com/politics/16888205/detail.html

 

The Advocate – http://www.planetout.com/news/article.html?2008/07/11/1

 

 

Blogs

 

Gay. com July 11 – http://www.gay.com/news/article.html?2008/07/11/1

 

Gay.com July 16– http://www.gay.com/news/article.html?2008/07/16/5

 

Bay Area Blogger – http://www.baybigr.com/?p=382

 

S D Urban —

http://sdurban.com/blog/2008/07/protest-against-papa-bigot.html

 

Pink News – United Kingdom – http://www.pinknews.co.uk/aroundtheworld/2008/07/gay-boycott-urged-of-2-san-diego-hotels/

 

American Family News – http://www.onenewsnow.com/Business/Default.aspx?id=177340

 

Shallow Legal Scholar – http://shallowlegalscholar.blogspot.com/2008/07/hyatt-is-homophobe.html

 

Ravenhurst – http://ravenhurst-ravenhurst.blogspot.com/2008/07/doug-manchester-owns-san-diegos-hyatt.html

 

Beyond Chron, San Francisco – http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/Gay_Labor_Coalition_Boycotts_Manchester_Hyatt_5862.html

 

DesertGay Speak – http://desertspeak.blogspot.com/2008/07/boycott-of-san-diego-hyatt-called-for.html

 

OB Rag – http://obrag.org/?p=1277