March on Washington
all the Pagans gone?
30th 2000 an estimated 1.5 million Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered
people will be Gathering in Washington, DC for the Millennium March on
Washington for Equality.
of these folks will be Pagan?
quite a few. The Pagan Faiths are very tolerant of sexual diversity
(or at least they are supposed to be), and there are very few Pagan groups,
covens, political organizations, etc that do not have their fair
share of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, or polyamorus members.
So where are all these queer Pagans and their respective groups among the
supporters of the March? We have been asking this question of prominent
Pagans Leaders that we know and the answer we have been getting is "What
that news of this historic March is not making the rounds in the Pagan
Community as one would expect it to, This is a situation we hope to rectify.
We are asking recipients of The WitchTower to visit the Official Millennium
March on Washington Website at http://www.MMOW.org
on as supporters of the March.
note the background and link buttons we have used on this page. These
images are the logo of the Official MMOW website (we swiped them right
off their page). Don't be confused by any other "MMOW" websites that are
popping up. Like every prior March, or any major civil rights venture
for that matter, there are a few loud mouthed trouble makers trying to
make themselves look important by tearing down the efforts of others.
Have no doubt that these people have their own self serving agendas and
little interest in the overall intent of this March. Some folks have
even had the audacity to say that there is no need to March on Washington
in 2000. Gay Americans are being beaten, shot, hung, burned, decapitated
and brutalized in every fashion known to mankind, and we don't need to
go to DC and raise some hell again?? Get real!! If there was
EVER a time to March, it's now.
the last March on Washington, you started hearing "don't ask, don't tell"
in the Military, about large companies adopting domestic partner recognition
policies, that more and more States were passing hate crimes legislation,
etc. etc. All kinds of gains were made in the area of Human Rights as a
direct result of the last March. It is defiantly time to remind Washington,
and the population at large, that we are human beings and we aren't going
away AGAIN .... and AGAIN ... and AGAIN if need be.
= Death, for Gay and Pagan alike.
MARCH ON WASHINGTON
MARCH ON WASHINGTON
Endorsing the March
of the Millennium March on Washington (MM) is to energize, mobilize, and
activate our nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community,
our friends, families, and allies.
March on Washington (MM) is currently organizing the fourth national civil
rights march in Washington, D.C., on April 30, 2000, to promote equal rights
for all gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender
The Millennium March is committed to building the most diverse gay, lesbian,
bisexual, and transgender organization in the country in order to design
and implement our community's most inclusive national march ever. Through
an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Millennium March
will both inspire and empower all gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender
individuals to work together to prepare our movement for the next millennium
and challenge our entire nation to join our campaign for equality.
Board of Directors
/ Leadership Council
March board of directors, which will eventually include twenty-one members,
currently icludes the following fifteen community leaders from all
across the country:
OutFront Minnesota (MM Co-Chair);
Natl. Latino/a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Org. (MM Co-Chair);
The Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt (MM Co-Chair);
Donna Red Wing,
Human Rights Campaign (MM Co-Chair);
Garcia, Lesbian and Gay Rights Lobby of Texas;
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force;
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute;
Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays;
Interpride International Association of Pride Groups;
Elder Troy Perry, Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches;
former GLAAD board member;
Ucles, Whitman Walker Clinic; and Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman, Freedom to
(Organizations listed for identification purposes only.)
March leadership council, which will also include respected leaders from
all segments of our community, will work directly with the Millennium March
board of directors to organize state and local grassroots activities in
support of the March.
in serving on the MM board of directors or the MM leadership council should
e-mail or fax your letter of interest and a resume/biography to:
MMOW2000@aol.com or fax to (818) 893-1593.
information about the Millennium March, please contact:
The Millennium March on Washington
P.O. Box 65960
Washington, D.C., 20035
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