LGBT CIVIL RIGHTS VIGIL: "ADD 4 WORDS"

 

In D.C. on Monday, June 30th, at 8:30 p.m., community activists will gather at the MLK Memorial to herald LGBT civil rights heroes Bayard Rustin & Eleanor Roosevelt, lift up our fallen children, and call for 4 Words: "sexual orientation & gender identity" (SO&GI) to be added to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, marking its 50th Anniversary in July.

Please Bring:
1. Pictures (of our fallen LGBT children, and of LGBT human rights heroes)
2. Posters: "FOUR WORDS" or "ADD 4 WORDS"
3. Flashlights
4. Rainbow Flags
5. Joy and Enthusiasm for Equality.

SPEAKER-PERFORMER LINE UP (so far):

Todd "Tif" Fernandez, LLM, Campaign Manager
The Equality Pledge Network
www.LGBTequalityNOW.org

Rev. Dr. Robin H. Gorsline, President & CEO
POFEV: People of Faith for Equality in Virginia
www.pofev.org

Dr. Dana Beyer, Executive Director
Gender Rights Maryland.
www.genderrightsmaryland.org/

Rev. Wes Jamison, Ordained Minister
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ),
United Church of Christ
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Sliver Spring, MD

Consuella Lopez
D.C. Mayor's LGBT Advisory Board
D.C. Office of Human Rights

Rev. Dr. Dennis Wiley
(powerful leader on LGBT civil rights)
Covenant Baptist Church
http://www.covenantdc.org/

Rev. Abena McCray (Singing w/some choir backup!)
Unity Fellowship Church
http://www.ufcdc.com/mainsite/

Richard Noble, (presenting Mayor of Palm Springs Proclamation)
Walk Across America
http://walk.usfreedomring.com/

Cindy Bray, Treasurer
LGBT Democrats of Virginia
www.lgbtvadem.org

Allida Black,
Editor Emeritus, Eleanor Roosevelt Papers,
Research Prof of History and Intl Affairs, GWU.

More in the works! If you know folks in D.C., working on the cause, please reach out and invite them.

ALL ARE WELCOMED.

HOSTED BY:
-- The Equality Pledge Network
www.LGBTequalityNOW.org
-- The American Equality Bill (AEB) Project
http://bit.ly/AEBfb
-- The Walk Across America
http://walk.usfreedomring.com/
-- Others TBA.


LGBT HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS:
1. BAYARD RUSTIN:
(Black Civil Rights, Poverty, Anti-War)
http://bit.ly/RustinCRAlegacy
2. ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
(Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
http://bit.ly/LesbianHistory
3. SUSAN B. ANTHONY
(Abolitionist/Anti-slavery)
4. JANE ADAMS
(Co-founder, ACLU)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
    Washington
  • Monday Jun 30, 2014
    8:30pm
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