Volume 14, Nunfcer 1
Carolina Gay And Lesbian Association Newsletter
"We of the U.S. gay and lesbian
communities must bring an urgent message
to the people of this nation: it is not
we, but the threats to us, that endanger
the entire nation and its values.
"Our enemies are pushing a familiar
agenda of hatred, fear and bigotry—
against us and against freedom."
So begins the statement of demands of
the lesbians and gay men of this nation.
march to the Capitol via the White House.
From 2 to 5 p.m. there will be a Rally at
the Capitol, West Terrace. Featured
speakers will be: Presidential candidate
Jesse Jackson; actor/comedian Whoopi
Goldberg; former NOW president Eleanor.
Smeal; former Carter White House aide Dan
Bradley—a person with AIDS; founder of
Metropolitan Conmunity Church Rev. Troy
Perry; former executive director of NGLTF
National March on Washington
^ For Lesbian & Gay Rights
October IL 1987
And what are the demands?
1 ) An end to discrimination against
people with AIDS, ARC, HIV positive
status, or those perceived to have AIDS.
Massive increase in funding for AIDS
education, research and patient care.
Money for AIDS, not for war.
2) Legal recognition of lesbian & gay
3) Repeal of all laws that make sexual
conduct between consenting adults a crim.
4) A presidential order banning anti
gay discrimination by the federal
5) Passage of the congressional
lesbian & gay civil rights bill.
6) Reproductive freedan, the right to
control our cwn bodies, and an end to
7) An end to racism in this countiry
and apartheid in South Africa.
Activists in over 200 cities are
organizing to bring thousands of lesbian,
gays. People with AIDS, and civil rights
supporters to Washington, D.C. on October
11 for the second National March on
Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
According to Pam David, one of twelve
full-time national staff monbers, support
is growing around the country. The march
has already been endorsed by over 450 ^
student groups, labor officials, wcmen s
organizations, solidarity groups, AIDS
service organizations, lesbian and gay
groups and elected officials, David said.
(This is as of August 31, 1987).
The March will begin at 12 noon and
Virginia Apuzzo; & Karen Thompson who has
fought a two year legal fight to gain
visitation rights to her disabled partner,
Entertainment will be provided by Alix
Dobkin, Sylvester, Holly Near, Kate
Clinton, Robin Tyler, Romanovsky &
Phillips and Castleberry-Dupree, among
On the North Carolina level, a lot of
energy and excitement about the March has
been generated since early summer. All
over the state, including Raleigh, Durham,
Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Winston-Salem,
Wilmington, Greensboro, and Asheville,
busses have been coordinated to bring
North Carolinians to the March.
The entire NC contingent plans on
marching together. Plans are to gather on
October 11th, from 10am on, at the comer
of 17th St. & Constitution Ave. NW (across
from Ellipse) on the Washington Monument
side of street. Look for the NC banner
and light (Carolina) blue balloons.
All North Carolinians and their guests
are invitied to a a reception being put on
by the NC March Committiee at the Dupont
Plaza Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW,
in the "heart of gay Washington," on
Saturday, October 10 frcxn 6-9 p.m. There
will be a cash bar and small donations
will be collected.
For information about the March,
contact the North Carolina March
Committee. Local contacts are Mark 942-
2384 (CH), Mandy 682-6374 (Dur) and
Charlie 832-7440 (Ral).