John M. Becker

LGBT Visibility at the March on Washington

Filed By John M. Becker | August 25, 2013 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Bayard Rustin, March on Washington, Randi Weingarten, visibility

"Fifty years ago, another gay person -- Bayard Rustin -- had to be in the shadows. But today I speak as a teacher, a worker, a labor activist, and a gay person deeply committed to my faith. This is who we must be: not only a country that believes in equality, but a country that acts on that belief."

-- Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, speaking yesterday on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

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