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Rally for a weekend of dignity and join us at the
National Equality March.
We hope to galvanize our movement and knit together
a nation that cries for FULL Access, Equality & Justice for ALL. Leaders
from major civil rights organizations will join us as we march toward the front
steps of the Capitol in a symbolic sign of respect to the social movement before
We will come together and work together to create
the dynamics for a historic moment in fabric of America’s history.
Ultimately, it’s up to you. Up to you to knit
together one voice, one hand, one nation in that permanent blanket of change.
Will you be with us for that change? Will you be meeting us at the
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Friday, October 9th,
Organization and Community Briefing Meetings
throughout the weekend
Times and Locations – TBA
Operation Shine Washington D.C. Hosted by Sasha
Bruce Youthwork; including Wanda Alston House; and SMYAL, 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 10th,
GLAAD will be conducting free media-training
workshops for March participants on Saturday, Oct. 10. Details
HRC education event. Details
Impact Youth Events. Sponsored by the Trevor
Project held at Gallaudet University, 474 Ridge Street, NW, Ages 13-25, 8:00
A.M to 12:00 p.m. Click for further Details
Peaceful Demonstration, Union Station Park,
12:30 pm to 12:35 pm, Youth Lead / All ages welcome
Youth Workshops sponsored by SMYAL, 474 Ridge
Street, NW (MCC building)1:30 pm to 6 pm Ages 13-21. Click for further details.
Speak Out Event, Union Station Park.3 pm – 5
pm, Youth Lead / All ages welcome Click for further details.
Lobbying Tactics to Repeal DADT, LGBT veterans
history teach-in. 8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. Click for further details.
Wreath Laying at Arlington National Cemetery,
Tomb of the Unknowns. 12:00 p.m. This will be a 15 minute ceremony conducted
by Lt. Dan Choi, Knightsout.org and other former servicemembers
discharged by DADT. Click for further details.
Memorial Service Honoring Leonard
Matlovich at the Congressional Cemetery 2:00 p.m.
Click for further
Queer Simchat Torah Celebration 6:30-9:30 at
16th Street J Click to download a
Ecumenical Prayer Service, Cathedral of St.
Matthew the Apostle, 11:00 a.m. 1725 Rhode Island Ave NW Click for further details.
Matthew Shepard Foundation Fundraiser,
Renaissance M Street Hotel, 8:00 p.m. Details TBA
Milk & Cookies For Families, Madison Hotel
Ballroom, 3:00-6:00 p.m. Click to donate for this event.
Sunday, October 11th,
National Equality March will kick off the
rally. Parade route TBA and approximate time 12:00 p.m.
National Equality March Rally West Lawn Of
Capitol Building Approximate time 2:00 p.m.
Servicemembers Cadence Run around War Memorials
8:00-9:00 a.m. Location: Starts at WW2 Memorial, ALL are welcome
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We encourage everyone to come to Washington DC to
participate in the National Equality March and its associated events AND are
proud to highlight other fun events and activities that you might want to also
attend that same weekend. We love that so much is happening around the National
Equality March, so come and join us!
The Mid-Atlantic Gay Invitational Classic (MAGIC)
Softball Tournament. Click to learn more.
The Washington Renegades will be hosting the
homecoming game on October 10. Click to learn more.
Gay Bowl IX: The National Gay Flag Football
Championship Tournament October 8-11, 2009
Capitol Pride Symphonic Band will perform October 10, 2009
at 8:00 p.m. Click to order tickets on
For those staying longer in Washington D.C., Reel
Affirmation 19 begins it’s film festival on October, 15, 2009. Click to learn more.
If you are aware of other events, please let us know. It’s
going to be a gay happening weekend!
If you are aware of other events, please let us know.
“If we want to win we have to do everything.
That includes marching, writing letters, lobbying, engaging in nonviolent civil
disobedience. Every creative nonviolent action we can think of to take, we need
to take now.” Cleve Jones
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