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Coretta Scott King on Gay and Lesbian Rights: Happy MLK Day from Unfinished Lives

‎”Gays and lesbians stood up for civil rights in Montgomery, Selma, in Albany, Georgia, and St. Augustine, Florida, and many other campaigns of the Civil Rights Movement. Many of these courageous men and women were fighting for my freedom at a time when they could find few voices for their own, and I salute their contributions.” ~ Coretta Scott King, 25th anniversary luncheon for Lambda Defense and Education Fund, quoted in the Chicago Tribune, April 1, 1998

January 17, 2011 - Posted by | African Americans, Bisexual persons, gay men, Illinois, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Lesbian women, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Racism, Remembrances, Social Justice Advocacy, transgender persons | , , , , , , , , , ,


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  2. I hope many black pastors read these words by a great prophet in America and hear the voice of God.

    Comment by Henry P. Roberson | January 17, 2011

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