March, Remember, and Raise the Rainbow!
This week will be unlike any other in recent memory for the LGBT Community with three historic events being observed around the country. The events will be dramatically different in tone ranging from defiant resistance, profound remembrance, and celebration of a legend.
Sunday, June 11th
“The Equality March” in Washington DC
Full March information HERE
In addition to the DC March which will pass directly in front of the White House, there are an additional 114 “sister marches” taking place globally from Albany to Zurich and all points in between. Find the closest March in your area HERE.
If you can’t take make it in person, you can still participate in the Human Rights Campaign’s “virtual March” by adding your name HERE.
Monday, June 12th
First Anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando
One year ago, America awoke to the horrifying news that a gay nightclub in Orlando had been the scene of shooting. But it wasn’t until that afternoon that we learned it had become the site of the largest mass shooting in American history and we’d lost 49 members of our Community.
The City of Orlando has declared the first anniversary “Orlando United Day – a day of love and kindness.” A full day of remembrances is scheduled in Orlando. Full details are available HERE.
Our friends over at BoyCulture.com let us know about the rally planned by Gays Against Guns aka GAG for Monday night beginning at 7pm outside of Stonewall Inn. Full information via BoyCulture.com HERE
Wednesday, June 14th
“Raise the Rainbow” a tribute to Gilbert Baker, New York City
“The event begins at 6:00pm with a rally at the Stonewall Inn at 53 Christopher Street in the West Village. Speakers will celebrate the life, art and radical legacy of Gilbert Baker through personal recollections, resistance speeches and Baker’s own political speeches. “
Full event information HERE
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