The Equality March for Unity and Pride

Posted by Simone on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Summer is almost upon us! I know hard to believe right. Depending on where you live it may or may not feel like spring. Although i feel like with global warming, it doesn't feel like much like spring anywhere north of the of the Mason Dixon. However it's true summer will be here in 43 days and counting! And with summer comes (drum roll please)... P R I D E. Most states all over the US will be celebrating PRIDE this summer.

While pride is generally always a good time, we should all remember the reason and purpose of PRIDE in community. Pride has always been a time and event to promote, visibility, LGBTQ rights, the history of the community and to celebrate ourselves and the community. This year there will be a very necessary and important event. That event is "The Equality March for Unity and Pride".

The events purpose is to mobilize the LGBTQ community to call attention to the current political climate and its role in the discrimination and attacks against the LGBTQ community. The event will take place in the nations capital, Washington, D.C. on June 11, 2017. I strongly encourage those that can, to participate. It is imperative that we come together, now more than ever. If you need any reasoning just look to the current administration and the numerous bills that have been purposed to limit, discriminate and strip us of our rights. We cannot afford to lose any momentum or progress we have gain in the past years.

If you are planning to attend or if you do attend, please comment below and share your personal reasons for attending and or your experience at that march.

*Please find the links I have provided below for more details and to register for the march*

https://www.facebook.com/TheEqualityMarch2017/ 

http://www.equalitymarch2017.com

Comments
Charlie on May 13, 2017 at 11:01:50 am said:
Way to segway from pride to the March. It's important to call attention to what's happening with our rights. We can't forget that the battle doesn't nearly end at marriage equality.
Diane & Kathy on May 12, 2017 at 5:34:00 am said:
We saw your article posted on the FB Equality March 2017. We feel the same as you do regarding the importance of attending any of the marches being held worldwide. We will be vending at Capital Pride that day and we've been preparing for months! Can't wait to meet as many people as possible. We are pride t-shirt design company (BMPT-Shirts.com) located in Edison, NJ. We love our community! Hope to see you in Asbury! Diane & Kathy
Cecilia on May 10, 2017 at 11:13:11 pm said:
Good article. Thanks. There are also sister marches if can't make it to D.C.. Links to them are on the webpage (link to it in the article). If plan to buy a t-shirt be careful since lots of unofficial ones out there that won't go to supporting the event. Webpage has link to official t-shirt and maybe the sister marches have their own.

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