National Equality March a March Against Discrimnation

Background Info... What did lead this March to occur?

This March wasn't for Gay rights... but it was about the terms of gay rights in general. People where being discriminated in the Army and in certain job fields because of their sexuality. The people thought enough was enough and they needed to stake a stand.

This Rally/March took place on October 11th 2009.

This took place On Pennsylvania Avenue North Washington right outside the white house. They marched all around the Washington Area protesting for what they believed in and Rights for all LGBTQ allies.

What was their intentions of this march?

They wanted to get rid of the "Don't ask, Don't tell" Law that prohibited Gays and Lesbians from Working in the Armed forces.

People just wanted rights. Why have freedom if your restricted by your sexuality?

Who where involved?

Anybody in this movement who stood for Gay rights was allowed to protest. They had signs and quotes they shouted and slogans they used. They walked over 35 blocks just to prove their point. Over 30 guest speakers Spoke during this march that led people through it.

One famous person caught the publics attention while at this March. Lady Gaga bisexually identified herself apart of LGBTQ.. And delivered a Speech. She helped a lot of people open up to their parents and families about being gay.

The LGBTQ squad Faced many challenges..

Discrimination was one of them, People where discriminated for what kinda person they liked. Many state officials argued against people working in a certain field due to their sexuality.

People where dying.

People are being shot to this day for being gay. In 2015..24 people where reported for shootings because of their sexuality. People where even being shot in 2009!!

THIS WAS JUST A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT THIS GROUP DEALS WITH!!! ITS NOT EVEN HALF OF THE ISSUES THEY DELT WITH OR CURRENTLY STILL ARE FIGHTING!

They attempted to lose the discrimination during this march... But it currently still happens today.

People are still currently being ashamed for being gay or supporting gay rights. But since this movement people are now okay with being gay and more people have com out because of it. This also started the National come out day... it is October 11th every year.

This current event reminds me of the Birmingham riots

Similarly like the Lgbtq suad, Black people where protesting against segregation because they believed they weren't being treated properly.. They wanted to make a change

Citations:

Liam Stack (1 Jul. 2016.). The Challenges That Remain for L.G.B.T. People After Marriage Ruling. Nytimes.com. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/01/us/the-challenges-that-remain-for-lgbt-people-after-marriage-ruling.html

Wikipedia Contributors (12 Apr. 2017.). National Equality March. Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Equality_March?scrlybrkr=fab78555

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