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News :: Gender and Sexuality

March in Danville for LGBT Rights and Love

EMBATTLED LGBT COMMUNITY TAKES TO THE STREETS TO CONFRONT RIGHT WING BIGOTS AT AVERRIT UNIVERSITY GRADUATION IN LOVE FEST '05.

DANVILLE,VA. This conservative Southside city,the last capitol of the Confederacy, is not known as a city famous for tolerance. Danville has a past known for racial violence in the 1960's and repression against labor unions in the 1930's and 1940s,heydays of CIO organizing.

For at least a few hours, April 30,2005, it was a major center of Love.

About 75 protesters,organized by Equality Virginia and the Averrit University Gay Straight Alliance confronted Fred Phelps and 9 protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church.
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March in Danville for LGBT rights and love
 

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