Radical/Progressive Queer News and Commentary
from Memphis, Tennessee
Saturday, June 13, 2009
March on Washington Oct. 10-11
I swore off another LGBT March on Washington after the last Millennium March fiasco, but now that it is clear that Obama and the Democrats in Congress are going to throw us under the bus again, it is time to give them a wake up call. Cleve Jones is organizing a National Equality March Oct. 10-11, 2009. Its going to be focused on grassroots organizing, not a big pride party (like the Millennium March).
On October 10-11, 2009, we will gather in Washington DC from all across America to let our elected leaders know that now is the time for full equal rights for LGBT people. We will gather. We will march. And we will leave energized and empowered to do the work that needs to be done in every community across the nation.
Our single demand:
Equal protection in all matters governed by civil law in all 50 states.
As members of every race, class, faith, and community, we see the struggle for LGBT equality as part of a larger movement for peace and social justice.
Decentralized organizing for this march in every one of the 435 Congressional districts will build a network to continue organizing beyond October.