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Role of Lesbians in the 1979 and 1987 Marches on Washington – Article from University of Michigan

The below article is reprinted  from the excellent web site Lesbian History constructed by historian Esther Newton at the University of Michigan. The site contains many excellent articles. The Role of Lesbians in the 1979 and 1987 Marches on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights by Jean E. Balestrery The year 1979 witnessed the first historic national political “March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights” (1979 Official Souvenir Program). Since 1979, there have been three similar ensuing Marches on Washington for civil rights of the broader, more inclusive LGBT community, notably in 1987, 1993 and 2000. Utilizing a semiotic framework, this paper explores the role of lesbians [...]

National Equality March on Washington 2009

This speech was given on October 11, 2009 at the National Equality March for LGBT Rights in Washington DC.  Copyright 2009 U. Vaid Together on this day, from all across this country, we gather to claim the love that law cannot invalidate. We are here to insure the full civil, political and moral equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people becomes the law of this nation and a reality across the globe. Our gathering happens in a broader context, one that shapes the outcome of our struggle for LGBT human rights. It is a broader context of malevolence at the heights of power – embodied in the cruel destroyers of the last eight years, who slashed and shredded [...]