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Were there Socialists at the National Equality March?

Do robins feel comfortable wearing orange? It isn’t a national march without the nice people handing out the Socialist Worker. This young woman hails from Boston, and she’s planning to head to Copley Square this Saturday for a protest against the war in Afghanistan.

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Ten Thousand at their Back, DC Journalists Film One-Man Counterdemonstration

Randy Sly of Catholic Online writes in complaint against journalists covering the National Equality March:

Totally ignored at the march were those who came to bear witness to the Christian message regarding homosexuality and calling those present to allow God to work in them in restoration. Randall Terry reported last week that he and others [...]

Shannon Speaks on Immigration Discrimination at the National Equality March (Video)

During the lead-up to the National Equality March on October 10, 2009, I met Shannon of Saratoga, Florida. She was standing in protest in Mt. Vernon Square outside Barack Obama’s speech to the Human Rights Campaign, particularly advocating for immigration reform.

A transcript of our conversation:

Shannon: I’m Shannon from Sarasota, Florida, here trying [...]

Beaten By Cops in 1965 and Still Waiting

Seen today in the National Equality March: two elderly men walking with smiles side by side. Each held a sign. One sign: Beaten By Cops in 1965, Still Waiting for Equal Rights. The other sign: I’m 82, Gay and Still Waiting for My = Rights. Better Hurry!!

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Rainbow Over National Equality March (With Pictures)

Spotted over the National Equality March: a rainbow.

For those who believe that God sends weather in judgment, what kind of judgment does a rainbow on a warm and sunny day represent?

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Yesterday!

The two most popular chants as the National Equality March gathers but before the march itself commences:

“Obama, Obama! Let Mama marry Mama.”

“What have we got? Democracy! When have we got it? Now!What do we want? Equality! When do we want it? Yesterday!”

Occasionally someone breaks out with “Tell me what democracy looks like. [...]

Despite Early Sparseness, National Equality March Swells to Considerable Size

When I’ve attended national marches in Washington, DC before, the Metro has been packed with people carrying signs. Not today. I’ve seen just a handful. As I emerge from the McPherson Square station the sidewalks are obstructed by people selling rainbow flags, but there aren’t buyers. Sidewalks are open with some marchers, but not that [...]

Would HRC Have Gotten Obama Speech Without National Equality March?

President Obama breaks his promises like most people break bread. Obama needs the open pressure of events like the National Equality March to force him to keep his promises. Meek begging in private hasn’t gotten the goods. [...]

Operation Rescue Reanimates to Heckle the Gays

Remember Randall Terry, Planned Parenthood picketer, the “pro-family” activist who has banned his children from his home? Now Randall Terry, who slept around on his first wife before divorcing her and marrying a woman young enough to be his own daughter, is headed to Washington DC so he can preach about how everybody else’s marriages [...]

4 Days To the National Equality March: Map with Route

4 Days until the National Equality March past the White House and the U.S. Capitol, demonstrating for the fulfillment of the 14th Amendment promise of equal protection under law for all Americans, regardless of sexual orientation. Here’s a map:

Click through to find logistical details, including information on traveling via the DC Metro.

The [...]

National Equality March Replaces Congressional District Advocacy with American Idol Ripoff

When I first became aware of the National Equality March (Washington DC, Sunday October 11) back in July, the event was being advertised not only as a march on Washington, DC but also as an effort for getting people organized locally in their own states and congressional districts. The sign-up page to RSVP as someone [...]