BAYARD RUSTIN Centennial Birthday – March 17, 1912 – Celebrations & Protests in NY & LA
Mr. Rustin: Born March 17, 1912. Pacifist, Conscientious Objector, Prison Reform Activist, Civil Rights Visionary, Arrested 23 times, Organized 3 Marches on Washington (including the ‘63 March), Steered the Career of Dr. MLK, Jr., Teacher and Practitioner of Gandhian Non-violence, and Out & Proud Gay Man in a Homophobic world. 1912 to 1987.
Today MARCH 17th is his Centennial & WE PAY TRIBUTE to an Activist and Organizer Unparalleled in Modern American History to whom much is owed. THANK YOU BAYARD RUSTIN!!
Happy birthday to you.
TODAY we commit to COMPLETING HIS LEGACY – by adding Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity to the 1964 Civil Rights Act he helped manifest. Please one and all – join in silent and loud commitment to this goal. WE SHALL OVER COME!
Please Take the Pledge for Full LGBT Equality TODAY & EVERYDAY.
There are PROTESTS today in NYC with OWS in Liberty Plaza and a six-month’ anniversary 24 hour REOCCUPATION of the Park.
There are PROTESTS today in Los Angeles of HRC and its failure to demand FULL EQUALITY and its unprincipled union with Goldman Sachs. http://www.facebook.com/events/318568688200137/
There are PROTEST today in New York City – of the homophobic St. Patricks Day Parade.
And the Radical Faeries are Honoring Mr. Rusting too! http://www.facebook.com/events/347500191954785/
AND THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING.
EQUALITY NOW FOR ALL!
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