Saturday, October 3, 2009
Here's a summary of recent news and updates.
National Equality March Route Permit Approved
The 2.3 mile route will lead from MacPherson Square past the White House and along Pennsylvania Avenue to the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building.
Speakers List Updated
More than 30 speakers, representing the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and its straight allies, will take the stage at a rally following the march on the west lawn of the Capitol.
It Is Still Affordable to Get to D.C.
A quick search on Expedia found round trip tickets to D.C. still very affordable. The top ten cities with the largest LGBT population found these low fares if you departed October 10 and returned the 13th.
Solidarity Rallies Across the Globe Are Being Organized for NEM
In a show of solidarity for the National Equality March, several rallies are being planned for the October 10-11th weekend. If you can’t make it to Washington, we encourage you to organize efforts in your local communities to demand full equality & join us in D.C in spirit.
Our Youth Official Video Promoting NEM
This is the official video of the National Equality March LGBTQ Youth Event.
Don't Ask, Don't Tell Protest & Memorial Service to Honor Leonard Matlovich
José Zuniga, hero of the 1993 Gay March on Washington will join other LGBT movement leaders at an October 10th DADT Protest & Memorial honoring Leonard Matlovich in Historic Congressional Cemetery.
Hair Cancels October 11 Show to March on Washington and Sing on Stage
The producers of the Broadway musical “Hair” canceled a Sunday matinee so the cast and crew could attend and perform at NEM.
Las Vegas Pastor to Coordinate the Faith Service for NEM
Rev. Wilfred Moore, Pastor of the Abundant Peace Church, was recently named coordinator of the Faith Service for the National Equality March.
Top Ten Reasons Why Conservatives Support The National Equality March
Check out the top ten reasons from Charles T. Moran, national spokesperson for the Log Cabin Republicans.