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  APRIL MARCH

What If They Threw A Worldwide LGBT March And Nobody Came?

Did you know there are LGBT rights marches tomorrow in cities all over the world? We didn’t either.

The effort is the work of Oklahoma City activist Joe Knudson, who started a Facebook campaign called “Let’s Reach 1 Million People Campaign… It’s a Start! LGBT Equality.” Though the Washington Blade reports between 1,000 and 2,500 people are expected at a rally in the nation’s capital—at least according to the permit organizers filed with D.C. police—no major American LGBT groups have signed on to participate and publicity for the events has been sparse.

Across the country, similar rallies have been scheduled in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York and Orlando. Overseas, marches are planned in England, Namibia, Tanzania, Nigeria, Uganda and the Philippines.

Photo: Fibonnaci Blue

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Apr 20, 2012
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  • 3 Comments
    • Kergan Edwards-Stout
      Kergan Edwards-Stout

      I wrote a piece on this for Huffington Post last month, with the same title! :)

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kergan-edwardsstout/worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights-march_b_1305784.html

      Not sure where Washington Blade got their projected number from, but the facebook event page for this location currently shows 48 people attending.

      As I stated in my article, while I hope this is successful, I have major doubts…

      Apr 20, 2012 at 2:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stewie
      Stewie

      What if Queerty wrote an article about an LGBT march where nobody came and nobody commented? Sorry couldn’t help it ;)

      If NOM held a rally that 48 people showed up to, we would all be laughing at them like Nelson from the Simpsons. But since it’s our side, this is just sad and embarassing. But I can’t say I’m completely surprised; I’ve been getting involved in events in my home state of Michigan and seeing pretty much the same results.

      Apr 21, 2012 at 7:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kergan Edwards-Stout
      Kergan Edwards-Stout

      Stewie, I quoted you in my followup article on HuffPo:
      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kergan-edwardsstout/worldwide-lgbt-equality-march_b_1444542.html

      Apr 24, 2012 at 12:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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