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Speakers for the October 11 National Equality March on Washington were announced on Thursday. The list of more than 30 speakers includes activists from the government, the entertainment industry, religious institutions, and the nonprofit sector.
Prominent names include Judy Shepard, Cleve Jones, Lt. Dan Choi, and Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.
David Mixner, who in May called for a national march, will also be speaking. "We are coming to Washington with new messages and new strategies to build our national movement," said Mixner in a press release on the event's website. "We will have one demand in Washington: full and equal protection for LGBT people in all matters governed by civil law in all 50 states and the District of Columbia."
The following is a complete listing of speakers to date for October 10 and 11:
Stuart Applebaum, Richard Aviles, Jarret Barrios, Dustin Lance Black, Julian Bond, Marsha Botzer, Staceyann Chin, Lt. Dan Choi, Tanner Efinger, Hawaii Board of Education member Kim Coco Iwamoto, Cleve Jones , Michelle Lopez , Robin McGehee , David Mixner , Nicole-Murray Ramirez , Chloe Noble , Tobias Packer , the Reverend Troy Perry , New York City Council speaker Christine C. Quinn, Los Angeles City Council member Bill Rosendahl, Babs Siperstein, Judy Shepard , Maxim Thorn , Urvashi Vaid , Derek Washington , Falls Church City Council member Lawrence Webb , Kip Williams , Sherry Wolfe, and Kit Yan