Vigil Against Queer and Transphobic Violence

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Woodruff Park Atlanta, GA
United States


Pack the Court for Luke

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 9:00am - 5:50pm
Fulton County Superior Court
136 Pryor Street SW Suite C-640
Atlanta, GA
United States

From letlukego.wordpress.com


Luke’s Trial Begins August 11


The case has moved slowly through the court system. In April, Luke was re-indicted with an additional charge, and now faces five charges of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one charge of attempted murder. After over a year of waiting, Luke’s self-defense immunity hearing occurred in July of this year. Luke was denied immunity, but the defense feels that the hearing went well for Luke.

Let Luke Go: Update from Self-Defense Immunity Hearing, July 1

Luke’s self-defense immunity hearing was held last Tuesday, July 1st. Unfortunately, the judge denied Luke immunity, so Luke’s case will continue to trial.

A self-defense immunity hearing is an opportunity for the judge to decide that a defendant was acting in self-defense, and therefore that he or she can’t have charges brought against them. In the hearing, both the defense and the prosecution make their cases, and the judge (without a jury) makes a ruling. The burden of proof in these hearings is on the defense, unlike in a trial where the burden of proof is on the prosecution.

Poster: Queer Means Dangerous

This poster was created as a token of love and in solidarity with all those who resist. From Luke O'Donovan to the Trans-Liberation marchers Atlanta has many reasons to be proud.

Keep fighting and never ever stop! <3

Text from the poster comes from toward the queerest insurrection


Toward the Queerest Insurrection: Reading/Discussion Group

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Mermaid Manor
333 Edgewood Avenue SE
United States

This will hopefully be the first of many discussions/meet-ups surrounding the  topics of "Queer"ness, Anarchism, and Anti-capitalism. For the first meet-up we will read aloud and discuss the zine, toward the queerest insurrection by the Mary Nardini Gang

Here are a few links to the text:



If you can't get a paper copy, there will be some extras provided at the meet-up.

** The next two scehduled meet-ups are January 15th and 29th. The text/topic will be chosen at the first meet-up so bring ideas about what you want to do. **

Statement of the Trans Liberation Marchers

Organizers with TWIST (Trans Women In Solidarity Together) along with associated comrades planned and executed a breakaway Trans Liberation March on Saturday, October 12.

25-30 Liberation Marchers met at the rallying point for the cisgender-led “official” Trans March but took to the streets as the corporate-endorsed march began its unannounced route through depopulated areas of Piedmont Park.

After taking sections of 12th, Juniper, and 14th street, the marchers reentered the park to protest through the entirety of Atlanta Pride’s extensive vendor corridor.

Fundraiser for Luke

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
The Coven
89 Wyman St SE
Atlanta , GA
United States

Luke has recently been indicted on charges stemming from the incident last New Years. He is in need of money to cover all of his legal fees, which are quite heavy as he is facing very serious charges. This Friday, October 4 at 8pm there will be a "Wine ,Cocoa, and Cocktails" fundraiser for Luke at the Coven. Please share and invite other local Anarchists, Radicals, and activists and for more updates check letlukego.com If you can't attend the fundraiser but would like to donate you can also contribute to the wepay page for Luke


What a Witch: A Queer Reading of Tales from the Brothers Grimm Presented by Kay Turner

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Charis Books and More
1189 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA
United States

Join us in welcoming Kay Turner co-author of Transgressive Tales: Queering the Grimms as she presents her talk, "What a Witch," an hour-long queer and feminist analysis of several witch figures featured in the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. The lecture also includes dramatic reading of a few of their stories.  Using material from Transgressive Tales as a basis for reflection, she discusses queer witches in well-known Grimm stories such as “Hansel and Gretel” and “Rapunzel,” and also introduces the witch figure in more obscure tales such as “Frau Trude,” “The Three Spinners,” and “Mother Holle.”  Turner makes the case that many of the Grimms’ stories are worthy of queer analysis in the way they reveal non-normative modes of desire, sexuality and kinship.


Tue, 01/15/2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
East Atlanta Farmers Market location
561 Flat Shoals Ave Across from Midway Pub
Atlanta, GA
United States

Thanks Goodness It's Not a Candlelit Vigil

On Tuesday January 15th there will be a rally in support of Luke O'Donovan at the East Atlanta Farmers market location at 6:30pm before his courtdate which is the next day. Luke O'Donovan is queer Atlanta teen who was attacked at a party in Reynoldstown. In the fight a large crowd of people, witnesses say between 8-12, beat and stomped Luke, and stabbed him three times in the back. They also used gay slurs against Luke, as they had earlier in the night. Luke defended his life against his attackers. 5 other people besides Luke received stab wounds or cuts. After the incident Luke was charged with 5 counts of Aggravated assault while his attackers walked free. He has been denied bond and is currently in jail.

Atlanta Queer Defends Himself from Mob Violence

It has been reported in the press that Luke O'Donovan, 19, went on a "stabbing rampage" at a New Year's Eve party in Reynoldstown, a neighborhood in Atlanta, GA. This is not accurate. The events that occurred were the result of Luke O'Donovan desperately defending himself against a clear act of queer-bashing that included Luke being stabbed in the back.

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