|Name: Charl Kroeger||MY URL: Visit Me|
|My Email: Email Me||Location: jersey city, nj|
Hi there Paul & Mike, Thank you for setting up the site memorializing the gay victims of 9-11.... it is really moving reading the profiles and stories of the people on your site. I just wanted to let you know of a memorial that is due to take place between 20 and 22 September... it is a bike ride which travels from Ground Zero to the Pentagon to honor the memory of the victims of 9-11. The organizers are World T.E.A.M. Sports http://worldteamsports.org http://worldteamsports.org/cgi-bin/EventHandler/EventHandler.pl?action=entryform&filename=event1&id=wts (the first is the link to their general site and the second is the link to the actual page dealing with the ride) They requested that each of the cyclists relate their reasons for riding. My aim is to ride in memory of the gay people who died in the attacks and to make people aware of the subsequent difficulties that the surviving partners have to endure because of ongoing discrimination against gay people. I am a gay man in a long term relationship, and can only imagine how difficult it must be for them. So, thanks again for your part in honoring these fallen gay men and women and their partners, and for putting faces and stories to the names. Regards Charl PS if you have space for an animated banner on your website with a link to the ride's site, you can use the one that I created (attached for that purpose) and the destination link would be the second of the links listed above.
|Name: SALLY HICKS||MY URL: Visit Me|
|My Email: Email Me||Location: SAN ANTONIO. TX|
THIS IS FOR BILL RANDOLPH, WESLEY'S PARTNER OF 26 YEAR'S. I WISH I HAD KNOWN YOU BOTH. WESLEY IS MY HUSBAND'S UNCLE. BILL, GOD ONLY PICKS THE BEST FLOWERS FIRST SO WESLEY MUST HAVE BEEN A VERY WONDERFUL PERSON. MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU. WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU REGARDING ANY HELP THAT YOU MAY NEED RECEIVING BENEFITS.
|Name: Malcolm Lazin||MY URL: Visit Me|
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Michael and Paul - Very well done. PrideFest America, the nation's largest annual GLBT forum (www.pridefestamerica.com) gave its annual Distinguished Service Award to NYPD Officer Carol Paukner and Detective Francis Coppolla at its opening ceremony on April 29, 20002. The ceremony was covered by all seven Philadelphia regional television stations that have news teams. At PrideFest America's SundayOUT, attended by 50,000 persons the first Silence of Rememberance was held with all activities ceasing and the names of a GLBT victims representing the four flights and emergency service personnel read by Malcolm Lazin, Executive Director, PrideFest America (Carol Flyzik - AA #11, Dan Brandhorst, Ronald Gamboa and son David - UA #175, David Charlebois - AA #77, Mark Bingham - UA #93 and Father Mychal Judge). There was a choral tribute by the Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus. The Silence of Rmemberance was distingushed by the total silence of the large gathering. PrideFest America called on others to include a Silence of Rememberance in major public events of the GLBT community. Malcolm Lazin Executive Director PrideFest America
|Name: Donald Cavanaugh||MY URL: Visit Me|
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I am very interested in staying current and am particularly interested in learning more about the survivors of the 911 tragedies as their stories relate to the cause of tax equity. I'm sure you're resource will be useful. Thank you again!Please help me get signatures at www.petitiononline.com/LGTaxes/petition.html petitioning congress for a tax reduction for GLBT people who are denied benefits but forced to pay full taxes.
|Name: Tony Correia||MY URL: Visit Me|
|My Email: Email Me||Location: HP-PaloAlto,ex1|
I just happened to stumble across your site while I was surfing. It's wonderful! Thanks for your efforts. Tony Correia -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tony Correia Workplace Solutions Associate Hewlett-Packard
|Name: Lucy Aita||MY URL: Visit Me|
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Hello from fiance of WTC victim... Hi, my name is Lucy Aita. My fiancÚ Paul Innella was killed on 9/11. He worked for Cantor Fitzgerald for 15 years. I am involved with a group of over 50 fiancÚs and domestic partners called fiancesof911.com. Please look us up. We have the exact same problems as the gay and lesbian couples and can relate totally. I have spoken out for fiancÚs in many newspapers articles (one was on tv) for the rights of fiances and gay and lesbian couples. Maybe we could form an alliance between the groups as our fight for recognition with Mr. Feinberg is the same. We have met with him as a group on 3 occasions and it is quite frustrating. We are trying to have a bill passed for us all through the legislation also so far to no avail. Please write to me here. Maybe we could talk and see where everyone is at in this quest for justice. Sincerely, Lucy Aita
|Name: Roberts Batson||MY URL: Visit Me|
|My Email: Email Me||Location: New Orleans|
A visit to your memorial is always deeply moving. Thank you.