Organizers are expecting hundreds of people to attend a drag show and fundraiser tomorrow night at Diva’s nightclub in Northampton, Mass.
Boy Scouts of America ended their ban on gay leaders earlier this summer, but local scout leaders say the effects may not be evident in western Massachusetts until the fall when families sign up in earnest.
Tom Waddell was an Olympian, doctor and civil rights activist. Most notably he founded the Gay Games in the early 1980’s.
The rally was organized to counter the Westboro Baptist Church, an anti-gay church whose members came to picket on campus in response to UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon’s coming out.