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On October 14, 1979, an estimated 75, 000 to 125,000 people marched on Washington to demand an “an end to all social, economic, judicial, and legal oppression of lesbian and gay people.” It was the first of such marches and brought national attention to the gay movement which had previously only been a local struggle. There were Five Demands issued by the delegates:
- Pass a comprehensive lesbian/gay rights bill in Congress
- Issue a presidential executive order banning discrimination based on sexual orientation in the federal government, the military, and federally contracted private employment
- Repeal all anti-lesbian/gay laws
- End discrimination in lesbian-mother and gay-father custody cases
- Protect lesbian and gay youth from any laws which are used to discriminate, oppress, and/or harass them in their homes, schools, jobs, and social environments
Also this month:
~ October is also National Bullying Prevention Month.
~ October 19th is Spirit Day; wear purple on this day to support LGBT youth & stand up against bullying.