NBJC submits list of LGB speakers for Million Man March

By |2018-01-15T18:01:29-05:00October 13th, 2005|News|

WASHINGTON – The National Black Justice Coalition announced that the Rev. Louis Farrakhan has agreed to include gay speakers at the 10th anniversary observance of the Million Man March. The group has put forward a list of 10 Black lesbian, gay and bisexual speakers as possible choices, including activist and teacher Angela Davis and bestselling author E. Lynn Harris.
Responding to a Washington Post report on Oct. 8 that Farrakhan had agreed to include “gay speakers” at the march, NBJC President Keith Boykin said he was “very pleased that eight months of discussions with Minister Louis Farrakhan and March organizers have begun to pay off.”
According to the NBJC, NBJC board members have been in direct correspondence with Farrakhan and have met with the Nation of Islam leader on three separate occasions since February. In a telephone conference call with Farrakhan last month, NBJC leaders urged Farrakhan to include openly gay and lesbian speakers at the Oct. 15 march.
The suggested speakers “are the leading lights in our community,” said NBJC Executive Director H. Alexander Robinson. “We hope that Minister Farrakhan will take these names into serious consideration now that he has agreed to include gay, lesbian and bisexual speakers.”

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