1993 March on Washington for LGBT Equality
Twenty-seven years ago this April I marched with the South Carolina delegation in the 1993 March on Washington. It was a life-changing experience not only for me but for hundreds of thousands of LGBT folks and their straight allies.
I loved that the commemorative poster for the event featured a quote from one of the Civil Rights movement leaders I most admired: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The framed poster has been hanging in every office of mine since then.
“Our freedom was not won a century ago, it is not won today,
but some small part of it is in our hands,
and we are no longer marching by ones and twos
but in legions of thousands,
convinced now it cannot be denied by human force.”
On this special holiday I say RIP, Dr. King, but keep the living stirred up for equal justice for as long we walk the earth.