An estimated 200,000 people converged on the National Mall in D.C. on Sunday where only 10 months earlier the nation saw it's first black President inaugurated. This time thousands of LGBT people and our allies were marching to send a message to The White House that we were no longer satisfied with accepting conditional freedoms and demanding no less than full equality.
Julian Bond, one of our fiercest straight allies along with out lesbian poet and performance artist Staceyann Chin spoke during Sunday's rally. I haven't had an opportunity to watch their speeches yet but I wanted to make sure they were posted for you.
Here's a few highlights from Bond's speech via Twitter:
@envyoftheworld: "Good things don't come to those who wait, but to those who agitate."
"In blk community, our inability to talk about sex and homosexuality is spreading #HIV #AIDS in our community"
@malik_photog: "rights for gays and lesbians aren't special rights in any way. it isn't special to be free from discrimination." - Julian Bond #NAACP
Watch Julian Bond here
Watch Stacey Ann Chin here