The National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights was a large political rally that took place in Washington, D.C. on October 14, 1979. The first such march on Washington, it drew between 75,000 and 125,000 gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people, and straight allies to demand equal civil rights and urge the passage of protective civil rights legislation. The Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights was a large political rally that took place in Washington, D.C. on October 11, 1987. Its success, size, scope, and historical importance have led to it being called, "The Great March".
Oct 12, 2009 · Gay rights demonstrators hold a banner reading "Equality across America" during the National Equality March, Sunday, in Washington. Credit Luke Sharrett/The New York Times. WASHINGTON — Impatient and discouraged by what they see as a certain detachment by President Obama on their issues, gay rights supporters took to the streets Sunday in the largest demonstration Author: JEREMY W. PETERS. Oct 11, 2009 · Sunday Word: Gay Rights March. 2009 10:07 am October 11, 2009 10:07 am. The morning after President Obama’s “big gay speech” — as gay bloggers dubbed his Saturday night address to the Human Rights Campaign — gay rights advocates are preparing to march from the White House to the Capitol building this afternoon.
Oct 11, 2009 · Gay Rights Advocates March in D.C. October 11, 2009 / 4:46 PM / CBS/AP March organizer Cleve Jones, creator of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and a protege of slain gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk, said he had initially discouraged a rally earlier in the year. But he and others began to worry Mr. Obama was backing away from his campaign promises.Author: CBS/AP. Gay rights advocates march past the White House in Washington, on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009. Thousands of gay rights supporters marched Sunday from the White House to the Capitol, demanding that President Barack Obama keep his promises to allow gays to serve openly in the military and work to end discrimination against gays.Author: CBS News.