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| Monday, December 22, 2008

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The Millennium March on Washington for Equality took place on April 30, 2000. The purpose of the march was to energize and galvanize the LGBT community and it's allies to work for equality at all levels, strengthen the overall movement for equal rights and empower and inspire voters for the 2000 elections.

Keith Boykin, a retired black gay activist and current editor of The Daily Voice delivered one of the most powerful and inspiring speeches of his career titled "I Speak".

I was solely focused on my career as a dancer performing overseas during early 2000 and was unwilling to embrace the activist I knew I would one day become. Yet I can remember the reverberating effect Keith's words had on me as far away as Greece.

I had a chance to watch him deliver this speech for the first time last week when I received the footage via e-mail and I wanted to share it with those of you who may not have seen it or would like to relive the moment again.

Thanks Keith for your voice and thanks to my friend Jeff for the footage.