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Sunday, October 16, 2005

Millions More March... no homos allowed!

Several days ago, there was a meeting between Keith Boykin and members of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) and Millions More March (MMM) leader Louis Farrakhan over GLBT representation at the march.

Keith Boykin was chosen to speak, but at the last minute, as he made his way to the podium, he was turned away by the homo-bigot co-organizer Rev. Willie Wilson.

Wilson was making sure that no one at that march was going to hear what Keith had to say about homophobia and the black community, or the need for gay visibility, recognition and acceptance.

from dialy kos

This reminds me of a joke I heard on the Al Franken Show.

Which is harder to be black or be gay?

To be gay, you don't have to tell your parents you're black.

Of coarse if you are black and gay... well, you get the picture.


Comments:
Is this the same Rev Willie Wilson that helped Sirota kickoff PLAN this summer??? Hmmm. That needs addressing.
 
Plan doesn't have a web page.. really. I would love for you to ask that question of Sirota and see what he says.
 
After the event kickoff, the page with Edwards, Shweitzer, Brown(?) and the other speakers, went to a generic drab page. I will get a line to Sirota and try to track this down. I'll hold opinion on this, (not like me eh???) and get back to you all.
 
Update from the PLAN/Sirota staff.

{{Mr. Cowie,

The invited speaker for our conference was Former San Francisco Mayor Willie
Brown, not the Rev. Willie Wilson involved in the recent events at the
Millions More March.

In any event, Mayor Brown was unable to attend at the last minute and he did
not speak either.

Matt}}

He didn't say wether he liked the blog but I guess he's too busy or too impressed to comment. wjc

Peace.
 
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