WASHINGTON: National Equality March Organizers Issue Route Map, Seek Donations And Volunteers

From the National Equality March:

Today, the Equality March for Unity and Pride, a grassroots movement to center the most marginalized in the LGBTQ+ communities, released the map and route details for its June 11th march.

The starting location will be on I (Eye) Street between 17th and 14th Street NW. Beginning at 10:00am ET, marchers will walk south on 17th Street, east onto Pennsylvania Ave, south on to 15th Street, east on Constitution Ave, ending at 7th Street onto the National Mall.

“In order to have a truly impactful March and get our mission heard, we need the help of everyone to make sure this march is successful,” said David Bruinooge, March Founder and National Co-Chair. “We’re asking that you take a moment to go to our website and make a contribution. This march is to give voice to our concerns, to support and bring attention to those in our communities who are targeted due to immigration status, ethnicity, religion, skin color, gender, and disability. It’s our time to march and we can only do it with your help.”

“Volunteers also are needed for a variety of tasks but most importantly we need help the day of to ensure that all of our community members can participate as safely and positively as possible. If you’re interested in joining us, visit our website to sign up.”

Organizers are also seeking donations.

NOTE: If any JMG readers wish to march as a group, I’m open to suggestions for a meetup point on Sunday morning. If you’re in DC by early Friday evening, I’ll be at Bear Happy Hour at Town Danceboutique around 8PM with a group of friends from Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco and New York City.