The Battle For Gay Rights, Told In Pictures: PHOTOS


Via the San Jose Mercury News: "In this April 25,
1993 file photo, a view from atop the Washington Monument shows 300,000
people gathered for the National March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian
Rights in the U.S. capital. A Democrat in the White House. Demands for
sweeping civil rights protections. Religious opponents working to undo a
string of state-based victories. That was the backdrop in 1979 when gay
rights activists staged their first national march in Washington.
Thirty years later, with the landscape looking much the same, thousands
of advocates are preparing to rally again in the nation's capital this


  1. Henry Holland says

    Too much focus on marriage in that slideshow, which was annoying with that “Answer a quick question” blocker every 10 slides or so. I have pretty good blocking software and it didn’t help.

  2. jamal49 says

    @Mike in the tundra: tears and more. There’s still such sorrow for those very wonderful men we lost. When Wednesday’s decisions were rendered by SCOTUS, I could not help but think of how pleased and happy and overjoyed those men would have been.

    Russ, Joey, Gary, Jose, Manuel, Eddie, Larry, Billy, Bob, James, Ronald, John, Pedro, Petey, Benny, Sam, Rick, Richard, Jon, Freddie, Jacques, Ted, Leo, Juan Arturo, Gerry, Josecito, Julian, Barry, Harold, Pascual, Fritz, Don-Bon, Big Boy, Ozzie, Keith, Joey D., Joey R., Roberto, Rex, Randall, Scott, Bop-Bop, Al, Jimmy, Allen, Luke, Kendall, Arnie, Bernie, PrinceEverSince, Clay, Conrad, and my beloved RickyTYou’reTheOneForMe….

    Still wish you all were here. This one’s for you.

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