Monday, June 22, 2009
June 28, 2009: One Million Hermaphrodite March In Dallas, Texas.
June 28 is the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City.
The Stonewall Riots are frequently cited as the first instance in American history when transgendered, gays, lesbians, and bisexuals fought back against a government-sponsored system that persecuted LGBT citizens. The rebellion became the defining event that marked the start of the modern gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.
On Sunday June 28, 2009, the intersex, Androgynous, In-Betweens, Gay, Gender Benders, Transexuals, Transgendered, Hijras, Ladyboy, Kathoey, Eunuch, Epicene, Berdach and or Hermaphrodites will honor the 40th anniversary of the riots with a massive march for equality. The Million Gay March of Texas seeks to stay true to the spirit of the events at Stonewall by calling for a reawakening of LGBT activism in the Lone Star State.
"Forty years later, and we still do not have equal protections in employment, Don't Ask-Don't Tell still requires LGBT servicemen and women to live a lie, our relationships are still considered invalid, and hate crimes legislation still leaves many behind. We can think of no better way to honor the Stonewall Rebellion than by rallying our community and finishing the fight!" said Daniel Cates, co-chair of the Million Gay March of Texas.
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