Sunday, June 19, 2011

Marriage Equality Rally Union Square

Marriage Equality Rally at Union Square and March to Stonewall

Earlier today, several hundred LGBT activists, allies, and religious leader supporters held a rally in Union Square Park, where leaders spoke in support of marriage equality. Activists then marched to Sheridan Square in Greenwich Village and assembled outside the historic Stonewall Inn.

The rally and march was organised by the LGBT equality group, Queer Rising, and had been endorsed by many groups, including Connecting Rainbows. Queer Rising is a grassroots organization created to demand full equality for all queer people through nonviolent direct action. Connecting Rainbows is a group is a democratic collective of LGBTQ activists and allies, with no hierarchy. The group’s mission is to create a mass movement, demanding full civil rights for LGBT Americans, and its members organise civil rights walks and other actions.

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