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Latest News About Landmark Civil Rights Event

San Francisco, CA, October 2 – The National Equality March will draw thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and straight allies to Washington, D.C. on Sunday, October 11 with one demand: full and equal protection for LGBT people in all matters governed by civil law in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Endorsements for the march have been pouring in from national organizations, political leaders, historic figures in the LGBT community, luminaries in the arts and entertainment industries, sports figures and leaders from the faith and religious communities.
Following is the latest news this week about the March:

National Equality March Route Permit Approved
The 2.3 mile route will lead from MacPherson Square past the White House and along Pennsylvania Avenue to the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building. http://equalityacrossamerica.org/blog/?p=4960
Speakers List Updated
More than 30 speakers, representing the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and its straight allies, will take the stage at a rally following the march on the west lawn of the Capitol. http://equalityacrossamerica.org/blog/?page_id=5058
It Is Still Affordable to Get to D.C.
A quick search on Expedia found round trip tickets to D.C. still very affordable. The top ten cities with the largest LGBT population found these low fares if you departed October 10 and returned the 13th.  http://equalityacrossamerica.org/blog/?p=5136 
Solidarity Rallies Across the Globe Are Being Organized for NEM
In a show of solidarity for the National Equality March, several rallies are being planned for the October 10-11th weekend. If you can’t make it to Washington, we encourage you to organize efforts in your local communities to demand full equality & join us in D.C in spirit.  http://equalityacrossamerica.org/blog/?p=4850
Our Youth Official Video Promoting NEM
This is the official video of the National Equality March LGBTQ Youth Event.  http://equalityacrossamerica.org/blog/?p=5122      

Don't Ask, Don't Tell Protest & Memorial Service to Honor Leonard Matlovich
José Zuniga, hero of the 1993 Gay March on Washington will join other LGBT movement leaders at an October 10th DADT Protest & Memorial honoring Leonard Matlovich in Historic Congressional Cemetery.  http://equalityacrossamerica.org/blog/?p=5041      
Hair Cancels October 11 Show to March on Washington and Sing on Stage
The producers of the Broadway musical “Hair” canceled a Sunday matinee so the cast and crew could attend and perform at NEM.  http://equalityacrossamerica.org/blog/?p=5018      
Las Vegas Pastor to Coordinate the Faith Service for NEM
Rev. Wilfred Moore, Pastor of the Abundant Peace Church, was recently named coordinator of the Faith Service for the National Equality March. http://equalityacrossamerica.org/blog/?p=5145      
Top Ten Reasons Why Conservatives Support The National Equality March
From Charles T. Moran, national spokesperson for the Log Cabin Republicans. http://equalityacrossamerica.org/blog/?p=4997

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Equality Across America (EAA) is a network of decentralized organizers in every one of the 435 Congressional districts. These organizers form Congressional District Action Teams (CDATs) that work within their own communities to achieve full equality for LGBT Americans and their families. This includes the right to work our jobs and go to school free of harassment and discrimination; the right to safety in our daily lives, and protection from hate crimes; the right to equitable healthcare, and the right to donate blood; the right to equitable immigration policies; the right to marry; and the right to serve in the military openly.
National Equality March (NEM) is being organized by EAA to show broad-based support for full equality for LGBT Americans on the doorstep of those who can make that happen – the United States Congress.  The event will be held Saturday, October 10, and Sunday, October 11, 2009 in Washington, D.C.  Each EAA Congressional District Action Team will mobilize its community to attend the event. LOGO TV is a proud in-kind supporter of the March.

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