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The Cipher March on Washington

Something odd is going on in Washington, DC today. The Chicago Defender lists a “March for Jobs and Justice” in DC as part of the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of a larger civil rights March on Washington (it is the only commemorative event listed by the Chicago Defender that includes any reference to current […]

Reason #642 to Attend the National Equality March: Rally Comes AFTER the March

One of the worst experiences of a typical national march is the rally beforehand. Social movement leaders who’ve called you to Washington, DC to march know they have you, so they typically plan rallies ahead of time, rallies with speakers who drone on and on and on about all sorts of topics related (or worse, […]

National Equality March is NOT Cancelled. Don't Believe the Snipe!

Let me get right to the point:

The National Equality March IS happening on October 11, 2009. The march’s platform of equality under law for lgbt Americans and same-sex couples will be aired. Any indications you have seen to the contrary in the past week are the product of what is stylishly referred to as […]

National Equality March Called Out on Process. Is Process Critical?

Steve Ault, who helped organize national gay rights marches in 1979 and 1987, has written a thoughtful criticism of the National Equality March, a march on Washington, DC set for October 11, 2009 with demands of equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Did you notice I had to tell you what the […]

Top 3 Myths About the National Equality March, October 11 2009

I’ve been reading around this morning and am interested to see a few people squawking about the National Equality March (facebook | twitter) scheduled for October 11, 2009. Their squawks are dedicated to supporting the proposition that it’s better for them to stay home than to participate in this day of activism and the congressional-district-level […]

National Equality March, Washington DC, October 11 2009 — with Congressional Organizing to Boot

The National Equality March is scheduled for Sunday October 11 in Washington, DC — and friends, it doesn’t take a psychic to predict that this is going to be big. Equality under the law, promised by the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution, has been a long time coming for same-sex couples. But marriage […]