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Equality March – QNotes

Jesse’s Journal: Pride amid diversity

Unity is essential in the fight for equality

I have a confession to make: I missed my hometown Equality Rally for Unity and Pride in Fort Lauderdale. I was on my way south from gay summer camp when I got caught in a massive tie-up that stopped my car for hours — no surprise to all who have to drive on I-95 from Jacksonville and Miami. Looking back, I could have gone to the rally in Nashville, which was close to the camp, or even to the National March in Washington, D.C. Or, I could have gone to the rally in West Palm Beach, had I known about it. But I tried to make it home on time, and I failed.

Charlotte’s Equality March contributes to national movement

One of over 100 concurrent marches for pride and protest

The local incarnation of the national Equality March for Unity and Pride movement took place on June 11 and consisted of hundreds upon hundreds of Charlotteans supporting minority rights. Washington, D.C.’s central Equality March amassed thousands of protestors from all across the country.

Jesse’s Journal: Equality March

For Unity and Pride

On Oct. 14, 1979, over 100,000 people (including this author) took part in the first March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. Since then, LGBT people and our allies marched on Washington in 1987, 1993, 2000 and 2009.

Equality March comes to the Carolinas

Sister marches help to support national effort

The Equality March for Unity and Pride will be held in the nation’s capitol on June 11 and sister marchs will be held on the same day in the Carolinas.

Charlotte: TOY Gala, Chamber, ‘Happening,’ MeckMin Breakfast, AIDS Run, Pool Parties, Equality March CLT, PFLAG Prez, PFLAG Film, Satellite Group

Carolinas News Notes

Time Out Youth Center is holding it annual Platinum Gala, the Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce will welcome Sonya Barnes at its upcoming meeting, the Charlotte Lesbian & Gay Fund is gearing up for its ‘Happening,’ MeckMin is holding its awards breakfast, Carolina CARE Partners is hosting its AIDS Run, Takeover is set to make a splash at its summer pool parties, the Equality March is coming to Charlotte, PFLAG Charlotte has a new president, Concord/Kannapolis PFLAG will screen a film and PFLAG Gaston begins its satellite group meetings in Belmont.