Millennium March on Washington
Where have all the Pagans gone?

On April 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.
How many of these folks will be Pagan? 
We suspect 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 March??".
It appears 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 

and sign on as supporters of the March.
Please 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. 
After 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. 
Silence = Death, for Gay and Pagan alike.

Organization Endorsement Form

Organizations Endorsing the March

Mission Statement
The mission 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.

Background Information
The Millennium 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
individuals. 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
The Millennium March board of directors, which will eventually include twenty-one members, currently  icludes the following fifteen community leaders from all across the country:

Ann DeGroot, OutFront Minnesota (MM Co-Chair); 
Nicole Ramirez-Murray, Natl. Latino/a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Org. (MM Co-Chair);
Duane Cramer, The Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt (MM Co-Chair); 
Donna Red Wing, Human Rights Campaign (MM Co-Chair);
Diane Hardy Garcia, Lesbian and Gay Rights Lobby of Texas;
Kerry Lobel, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force;
Ingrid Duran, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute;
Kirsten Kingdon, Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays;
Deborah Oakley-Melvin, Interpride International Association of Pride Groups;
The Reverend Elder Troy Perry, Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches;
Donna Brazil, Washington, DC;
David Medina, AFL-CIO;
Charles Ching, former GLAAD board member; 
Jose Alberto Ucles, Whitman Walker Clinic; and Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman, Freedom to Marry Coalition.
        (Organizations listed for identification purposes only.)

The Millennium 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.

Anyone interested 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: or fax to (818) 893-1593.

Additional Information
For additional information about the Millennium March, please contact:
     The Millennium March on Washington
     P.O. Box 65960
     Washington, D.C., 20035
     202-296-9454 (o);
     202-296-9462 (fax); (e-mail)
     818-893-1593 (fax)

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