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0 comments | Tuesday, January 20, 2009

From yesterday's annual King Day Celebration and peaceful demonstration against the divisive anti-gay rhetoric of Rev. Rick Warren in Atlanta to the historic inauguration of our 44th President Barack Obama, the people of our nation have much to be proud of.

Today the horror of the past 8 years under George W. Bush will become a distant memory as we look towards the future under the leadership of a man who has promised to create a place at the table for everyone.

While I think we've made significant progress towards achieving Dr. King's dream we still have much more work to do. King understood that an "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere". Sadly, when it comes to LGBT equality the struggle to gain access to basic civil rights continues to be an uphill battle.

But as the Atlanta Black LGBT Coalition and their allies showed yesterday that "we are all apart of the beloved community" the fight continues.

Enjoy the images and video from yesterday's demonstration as well as photos from inaugural events in D.C. .

Related Links:

Hundreds Gather for King Day Service in Atlanta

Gay protest greets Rick Warren at Atlanta MLK service

Atlanta Gays Protest Rick Warren at Ebenezer MLK Day Service

Complete text: Rev. Gene Robinson opens inauguration festivities with a prayer


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