Gay Lesbian Times
City Commissioner Elected National Equality March
September 10, 2009
San Diego City Commissioner Nicole
Murray-Ramirez has been elected one of the national co-chairs of the National
Equality March in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 11.
“The GLBT fight for equality is the
civil rights movement of the 21st century,” said Murray-Ramirez. “And we must
continue this fight for equality in the political suites of power and in the
streets of activism.”
Murray-Ramirez joins co-chairs Lt.
Dan Choi (New York), David Mixner (Washington DC), Natine Smith (Florida) and
Cleve Jones (California) on the national board.
This is the sixth time
Murray-Ramirez has been elected to a national march committee; he has served on
the national committee of the past four national marches on Washington and was
the chair of the 2000 march. Murray-Ramirez was also elected National Chair of
Stonewall 25 held in New York in 1994.
Murray-Ramirez is currently a
national board member of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) and is
a past national board member of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the National
Gay Rights Lobby as well as a past state chair of Equality California and past
national co-chair of the National Latino/Latina LGBT Association of America.
Murray-Ramirez is also currently the national executive director of the
International Court Council of Canada, USA and Mexico, with chapters in more
than 68 cities in these three countries.
Major GLBT national organizations
have officially endorsed the National Equality March on Washington DC including
the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Metropolitan Community
Church, NGLTF and HRC.
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