National Equality March : Calendar of Events





Saturday, October 10


  • Impact Open Table Event, Hosted by Gallaudet University Rainbow Society, 8-11 a.m., at 
Gallaudet University, in front of the Andrew Foster Auditorium, 800 Florida Ave. NE. 847-530-2461.

  • Human Rights Campaign Welcome and Action Center 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 
1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW. www.hrc.org.

  • Repealing DADT: Lobbying Tactics, taught by lobbyists from LGBT military advocacy groups, 10 a.m.-noon, at HRC, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW. www.hrc.org.

  • GLAAD Media Training 10-11:30 a.m., at Georgetown University, Phillip A. Hart Auditorium, located in Bernard P. McDonough Hall, 120 F. St. NW. www.glaad.org.

  • SMYAL Leadership Conference "Stand up! Get Loud!" 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, 474 Ridge St. NW. Registration required, contact linsey.mayhew@smyal.org.

  • Ecumenical Prayer Service 11 a.m., at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW.

  • Gay and Lesbian Catholics of the Rainbow Sash Movement will gather at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW, 11:30 a.m. for Liturgy. www.rainbowsashmovement.com.

  • Wreath Laying at Arlington National Cemetery A 15-minute ceremony conducted by Lt. Dan Choi, at noon, at Tomb of The Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Workshop on Faith Communities & LGBT Justice Campaigns 2 p.m., at the Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th St. NW. Contact murphman72@yahoo.com.

  • DADT protest and Memorial Service Honoring Leonard Matlovich, 2 p.m. at Congressional Cemetery Chapel, 1801 E St. SE. RSVP to Michael@leonardmatlovich.com.

  • Candidate Recruitment Training, Sponsored by the Gay and Lesbian Leadership Institute, 2-4 p.m., at Funger Hall Room 108, George Washington University, 2201 G St. NW.

  • Camp Courage: Training for grassroots activists committed to working to promote full LGBT equality, 2-6 p.m., at Town Danceboutique, 2009 Eighth St. NW. www.couragecampaign.org; $5-10 donation requested.

  • Soulforce -- Nonviolent Resistance for Social and Economic Justice, an Interactive Workshop in Nonviolent Resistance 2:30-5:30 p.m., at HRC, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW. www.soulforce.org

  • Milk & Cookies, Family Event, 3-6 p.m., at the Grand Ballroom of the Madison Hotel, 1177 15th St. NW.

  • Trans-History Workshop by Rev. Donna, 5-6:30 p.m., at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 
1201 K Street NW.

  • The Struggle for LGBT Liberation with Cleve Jones & Sherry Wolf, a discussion and workshop event, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., at Busboys and Poets, 1025 Fifth St. NW.

  • Equality To End AIDS HIV/AIDS Rally and Vigil, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at the Ellipse, between 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact Campbell@housingworks.org.

  • SMYAL Youth Dance, 13-21, registration required, 6-9 p.m., at the Metropolitan Community Church, 474 Ridge St. NW.

  • Queer Simchat Torah Celebration, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 1529 16th St. NW. Free, but registration required. Call 202-777-3253 or e-mail justinl@washingtondcjcc.org.

    Sunday, October 11

  • Cadence Run, kicking off at 8 a.m. from the WWII Memorial, for all level runners. The Memorial is on the National Mall, at 17th Street SW, between Constitution and Independence Avenues, between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.

  • Interfaith Service, 8 a.m. at the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 North Capitol St. NE.

  • National Equality March. Gather on 15th Street at ’’I’’ (Eye) Street. The March will kick off from 15th and I Streets NW, near McPherson Square, at noon.

  • National Equality March Rally. More than 30 speakers representing the diversity of the LGBT community and its straight allies will take the stage at a rally following the march on the west lawn of the Capitol, at approximately 2 p.m. Currently scheduled appearances are to include:

    Entertainers:

    Billie Myers, Dave Koz, Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington

    Speakers:

    Stuart Applebaum, Richard Aviles, Jarret Barrios, Dustin Lance Black, Julian Bond, Marsha Botzer, Christine Chavez, Stacey Ann Chin, Lt. Dan Choi, Kate Clinton, Tanner Efinger, Aiyi’nah Ford, Lady Gaga, Michael Huffington, Former House of Representative, Hawaii Board of Education Member Kim Coco Iwamoto, Cleve Jones, Robin McGehee, David Mixner, Nicole-Murray Ramirez, Chloe Noble, Tobias Packer, Reverend Troy Perry, New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Los Angeles Council Member Bill Rosendahl, Babs Siperstein, Judy Shepard, Maxim Thorn, Urvashi Vaid, Derek Washington, Falls Church City Council Member Lawrence Webb, Kit Yan, Kip Williams, Sherry WolfStuart Applebaum, Richard Aviles, Jarret Barrios, Dustin Lance Black, Julian Bond, Marsha Botzer, Christine Chavez, Stacey Ann Chin, Lt. Dan Choi, Kate Clinton, Tanner Efinger, Aiyi’nah Ford, Lady Gaga, Michael Huffington, Former House of Representative, Hawaii Board of Education Member Kim Coco Iwamoto, Cleve Jones, Robin McGehee, David Mixner, Nicole-Murray Ramirez, Chloe Noble, Tobias Packer, Reverend Troy Perry, New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Los Angeles Council Member Bill Rosendahl, Babs Siperstein, Judy Shepard, Maxim Thorn, Urvashi Vaid, Derek Washington, Falls Church City Council Member Lawrence Webb, Kit Yan, Kip Williams, Sherry Wolf

  • Gay and Lesbian Catholics of the Rainbow Sash Movement will gather at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW, after the march at 5:30 p.m. for Liturgy. www.rainbowsashmovement.com.



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