MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR LESBIAN AND GAY RIGHTS, OCT. 11, 1987

Title

MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR LESBIAN AND GAY RIGHTS, OCT. 11, 1987

Date

1987-10-11

Description

Known by some as “The Great March,” the second national march was attended by close to 500,000 participants demanding legal recognition of lesbian and gay relationships, the repeal of sodomy laws, for federal laws banning discrimination, for the passage of a lesbian and gay civil rights bill, for the end to discrimination against those with HIV/AIDS and for a massive increase in funding for education, research, and patient care, for reproductive freedom, and for an end to racism. Speakers included NOW president Eleanor Smeal, Cesar Chavez, Whoopie Goldberg, and Jesse Jackson. The march featured the first public display of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Subject

March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights

Publisher

The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston

Rights

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Citation

“MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR LESBIAN AND GAY RIGHTS, OCT. 11, 1987,” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed December 16, 2019, https://historyproject.omeka.net/items/show/70.

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