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Gay History - March 31, 1998 Coretta Scott King: “Homophobia Is Like Racism and Anti-Semitism”

Gay History – March 31, 1998 Coretta Scott King: “Homophobia Is Like Racism and Anti-Semitism”

For many years now, I have been an outspoken supporter of civil and human rights for gay and lesbian people. … I still hear people say that I should not be talking about the rights of lesbian and gay people, and I should stick to the issue of racial justice. But I hasten to remind them that Martin Luther King Jr. said ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’ I appeal to everyone who believes in Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream to make room at the table of brother- and sisterhood for lesbian and gay people.

Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood. This sets the stage for further repression and violence, that spreads all too easily to victimize the next minority group.

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 widow of civil rights icon the Rev. Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr. at Lambda Legals’s 25th. Anniversary

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Coretta Scott King: “Make room at the table of brotherhood and sisterhood for lesbian and gay people.”

My husband, Martin Luther King Jr., once said, “We are all tied together in a single garment of destiny… an inescapable network of mutuality,… I can never be what I ought to be until you are allowed to be what you ought to be.” Therefore, I appeal to everyone who believes in Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream to make room at the table of brotherhood and sisterhood for lesbian and gay people.

Gays and lesbians stood up for civil rights in Montgomery, Selma, in Albany, Ga. and St. Augustine, Fla., 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, -November 9, 2000.

Coretta Scott King on LGBT Rights: “I hasten to remind what Martin Luther King Jr. said, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere’

 

 

“I still hear people say that I should not be talking about the rights of lesbian and gay people and I should stick to the issue of racial justice… But I hasten to remind them that Martin Luther King, Jr., said, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere’ … I appeal to everyone who believes in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream to make room at the table of brotherhood and sisterhood for lesbian and gay people.”

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“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.”

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“Gay and lesbian people have families, and their families should have legal protection, whether by marriage or civil union. A constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages is a form of gay bashing, and it would do nothing at all to protect traditional marriages.”

National Organization For Marriage HATE-APOLOOZA Update! – St, Louis MO and Atlanta GA Turn OUt To Be MASSIVE FAILS – NOM Digs Up Alveda King, Dr. Martin Luther King Jrs. Homophobic Niece To Speak (Video)

With ll the news abouyt Prop 8 we’ve negegleted updated on The National Orgabization For Marriage’s “One Man, One Woman” HATE-apolooza  the past few days.

One would think that thier demented lemming supporters would be arllying around them after Prop 8 was overturned but that turns out to be a BIG NO with BOTH the St. Louis, MO and Atlanta, GA being BOG OLE’ BUSTS even despite the fact that NOM dug up Dr. Martin Luther Kings homophobic niece, Alveda King  to speak at the GA event. 

*St. Louis, MO
The day after Judge Vaugh Walker overturned Prop 8 NOM was pissed.  Despite the fact that the St. Louis NOM rally was held ina  PUBLIC SPACE, the grassy area between the St. Louis County Courthouse and one of the revenue buildings.  Brian Brown and NOM somehoe managed to dupe St. Louis police into turning the rally into a private event setting up barracades and thus not letting anyone who seemed gay near th actual event.

A gay couple were not allowed in. When they asked why, they were told it’s because they are holding hands.  The officers have been told to ask people questions to feel out if they’re a part of “the group.”Interestingly enough one NOM supporter -offended that we were denied access- approached the officer and compained on the LGBT Community’s behalf (To no avail)

Oh and the count?  35 NOM Rally attendees – 214  Gay Equality supporters

*ATLANTA, GA

NOM headed to Atlanta and brought out thier BIG GUNS.  They managed to dig up Dr, martin Luther Kings homophobic niece Alveda King (pictured left) to speak at the event. I personally cannot tell you how disgusting and stupid that I think this woman is and I wiag that her uncle was around to smack the living shit out of her. 

The one thing I do want to remind everyone of is  that Cloetta Scott-King The widow of Martin Luther King Jr. has called gay marriage a civil rights issue, denouncing a proposed constitutional amendments that have banned it.

“Gay and lesbian people have families, and their families should have legal protection, whether by marriage or civil union,” she said. “A constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages is a form of gay bashing and it would do nothing at all to protect traditional marriages.”

And what did Alveda King say?  “I don’t know about you but I’m not ready to be extinct,it is statistically proven” that marriage between one man and one woman is the foundation of society

Her Uncle is rolling in his grave.

The count in Atlanta.  16 NOM Rally attendees – 254 Gay Equality supporters 
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