Tag Archives: March On Washington

20 Years Ago Today

Twenty years ago today I joined hundreds of thousands of LGBT Americans for the 1993 March On Washington, the event that changed me forever, turning me from a stereotypical early 30s clubbing-crazed party boy/casual activist into whatever it is I am today. While South Beach certainly had no shortage of gay mega-clubs at the time, I’d never been in such ...

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Promo Clip: March On Washington 2009

JMG reader Sean Chapin sends us his official promotional clip for the 2009 National Equality March on Washington.

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HomoQuotable – David Mixner

“I will not attend a fundraiser for the National Democratic Party in Washington next week when the current administration is responsible for these kind of actions. How will they ever take us seriously if we keep forking out money while they harm us. For now on, my money is going to battles within the community such as the fight in ...

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VIDEO: MOW Promo Clip

Via JMG reader Sean Chapin, there’s the first promo clip for the MOW. Visit the National Equality March site for more info.

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Cleve Jones: We Have The Permit, The March On Washington Is Definitely On

Speaking with me by phone this afternoon, activist Cleve Jones confirmed that despite earlier reports that the National Mall was previously booked and unavailable, he does have a permit from the Parks Department for a Columbus Day weekend March On Washington. “We put in a request for the West Lawn of the Capitol, where the Obama inauguration took place, and ...

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NGLTF On The March On Washington

I’ve asked some major LGBT rights organizations to issue a statement saying whether they support the proposed March On Washington in 2009. The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force’s executive director Rea Carey responds: “The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has long held that equality begins at home and that power is built from the ground up. We have ...

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HRC On The March On Washington

I’ve asked some major LGBT rights organizations to issue a statement saying whether they support the proposed March On Washington in 2009. HRC’s Joe Solmonese responds: “We shouldn’t wait until October for a march in Washington to do the critical grassroots organizing that can happen today. As we understand it, the purpose behind the call for a march is to ...

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Cleve Jones Repeats Call For MOW

Speaking at Salt Lake City Pride this weekend, Cleve Jones thanked the Mormon Church for “galvanizing” gay rights activists and repeated his call for a March On Washington in October. Begins at the 8:00 mark.

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National Mall Already Booked On Planned Weekend Of March On Washington

Duncan Osborne at Gay City News has discovered that the National Mall in Washington DC has already been booked by three other groups for the weekend suggested for a 2009 March On Washington. The organizers of the proposed march on Washington should have checked with the National Parks Service before they began announcing the October dates for that event. “It’s ...

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HomoQuotable – Karen Ocamb

“With all due respect to Cleve Jones and David Mixner, who I’ve known and covered for many years, I think we seriously need to question the wisdom of convening a march on Washington this October. Yes, LGBT people are angry and disappointed that President Barack Obama hasn’t lived up to his promises and our expectations – something David knows about ...

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Open Thread Thursday

If the March On Washington becomes a reality in 2009, will you attend?

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SuperMegaMassive Daily Grumble

See me standing in from of Gilbert Baker’s fancy new March On Washington banner? Can you tell I’m dying a little inside? You see, the MOW is tentatively scheduled for October 10th, which happens to be my 50th birthday. Very cool, you say? No, no, dammit NO. About six months ago my generous and beloved family of friends decided that ...

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NAMES Project Creator Cleve Jones Endorses Call For March On Washington

Cleve Jones, the creator of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and former campaign worker for Harvey Milk, has endorsed David Mixner’s call for a new March On Washington. Via Towleroad: “Sadly, at the very moment we are poised to reach our greatest goals, President Obama and the Democratic leaders of Congress have turned their backs, forgotten their promises and ...

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HomoQuotable – David Mixner

“My plea is for our LGBT leaders to call a March on Washington for Marriage Equality this November and if they won’t do it, I appeal to our young to come together and provide the leadership. “We need to come together in a display of powerful community unity to empower our young and to show the nation that anything less ...

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The Next March On Washington

As I’ve said here before, I consider the 1993 March On Washington to have been the single most thrilling event of my entire life. I will never forget the rush of goosebumps and tears as my posse of Florida queers rode up that enormous subway escalator into Dupont Circle as hundreds of our brothers and sisters applauded our arrival from ...

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