Robin Tyler

‘The minimum Cleve Jones and Torie Osborn should have done was check to see if the Mall was available’

SOUNDBITES — “To announce a LGBT March on Washington without checking to see if the National Mall was free on October 10, 11, and 12, was incredibly naive. Those of us who have worked on prior LGBT marches have always obtained permits prior to the announcement of a National March. The Columbus day weekend is always incredibly busy in Washington. The minimum Cleve Jones and Torie Osborn should have done was check to see if the Mall was available. It would have just taken one phone call to the Agency in DC who issues the permits.” —DayOfDecision.com co-founder Robin Tyler (one of the original plaintiffs in the California Supreme Court Prop 8 lawsuit) on the apparent missteps of March On Washington organizers announcing a date for a rally that’s already been booked. Tyler also participated in the National March on Washington in 1979, the era of Anita Bryant.