Audio Interview Length: 10:20
(Audio) Malcolm Lazin, Director & Founder of Equality Forum, discusses in this exclusive audio interview this year’s Global Equality Forum taking place in Philadelphia, April 27th to May 3rd. On May 3rd join San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, Bishop Gene Robinson, LGBT organizations, grassroots activists & straight allies from across the nation for the National Equality Rally @ Independence Hall & the Liberty Bell. On the site where the Gay Pioneers launched our LGBT movement with protests every Fourth of July from 1965 to 1969, this is an opportunity to be heard & create new history!
With the election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, our LGBT community is positioned to effect the most significant change in our history. Barack Obama stated: “It is wrong to have millions of Americans living as second-class citizens in this nation. And I ask for your support in this election so that together we can bring about real change for all LGBT Americans.”
It’s time to rally & show how imperative it is that we lay claim to our agenda. This event could prove to be the most important rally of 2009. Call on Congress & our new President for passage of trans-inclusive hate crimes legislation & the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). We need to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” & the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
As Harvey Milk said: “All men are created equal. No matter how hard they try, they can never erase those words. That is what America is about.” Our time is now!
List of Events, Parties & Celebs..:) Info: Equality Forum.org
Info: National Equality Rally