“One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. And so we’ve come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.”
Martin Luther King Jr. said these words on August 28, 1963 referring to the inequality, discrimination and violence towards African-Americans in this country. Today in 2012 we still honor MLK Jr.’s words, but we wish to expand the meaning of equality to everyone, including LGBTQ youth.