|Roanoke Equality Founder, Frank House|
Join us Saturday, June 25, 2011 from 11am to 12 noon for the 3rd Annual Stonewall Remembrance Rally. This is a collaborative effort between R.E. and MCCBR. It is a free public event, and ALL are welcome.
Forty two years ago patrons of New York's Stonewall Inn fought back against police harassment and unjust laws that made criminals out of ordinary, decent, taxpaying American citizens.
On June 29, 1970, Gay Liberation marches were held in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco to mark the first anniversary of Stonewall. There were no lavish floats, corporate sponsors, etc. ..just ordinary people like you and me standing up for their rights. Their courage needs to be remembered for it serves as a strong beacon of hope, inspiration, and empowerment in our continued fight for full equality.
The Roanoke Equality/MCC Blue Ridge
3rd Annual Stonewall Remembrance Rally.
Saturday June 25th, 2011
11 am to 12 noon
Century Square- downtown between Kirk Ave & Church St to the north and south, and Market and Jefferson to the east and west.
Join us in a celebration of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and
Transgender (GLBT) history as we remember
those who fought for our rights at the Stonewall Inn 42 years ago.
Confirmed Speakers include:
Rev. Joe Cobb of MCC Blue Ridge
Michael Sutphin of Equality Virginia
Frank House of Roanoke Equality
(There are 3-4 other tentative guest speakers, to be confirnmed and announced soon.)
Garland Gravely-Fashionista Roanoke-our MC
More details to be announced here. If you wish to help with this event please contact us. Thank you.