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Dismantle, from a feminist perspective, all forms of oppression, including but not limited to those based on ability, age, class, ethnicity, gender, race, and sexual orientation.
Advocate for an equitable environment free from violence and harassment based on gender, race, and sexual orientation.
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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Let's Sing About Equal Marriage

LGBT activism has its history firmly planted in grass roots origins, and has been growing ever since. Today, nation and state wide organizations pulling for equal marriage (such as Equal Marriage NOW! or Garden State Equality) are just a mouse-click away, and the language of the equal marriage debate has become part of the lexicon.

But, let’s not forget or ignore the small organizations, the ones that keep the energy and zeal of the grassroots movement alive, who bite and scrape to grab the attention of their peers. Woodlands Records, a small internet-based record label is doing just that and they show no signs of slowing down; with the release of a second donation based compilation scene to benefit the fight for equal marriage they are bringing activism to the punk and hardcore community. Over 50 bands threw together unreleased, newly recorded, and old favorite tracks to benefit the cause.

The first volume of this compilation was released at the beginning of this month and the second followed shortly after. A personal friend, young punk, and label volunteer, Sam Gursky excitedly posted about the release on the labels blog, “Woodland Records is proud to announce that we will be helping with the digital portion of the “Enough Is Enough” Compilation release, dropping in March of 2010. 50 Bands agree, you should visit (and support) and make sure to check back!”

If you would like to download or donate check out the Woodland Records site here:

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