National March for Equality, October 10 – 11, 2009

For Immediate Release, Monday October 5, 2009

By Affirmation Co-spokesperson Tim Tennant-Jayne

Affirmation: United Methodists for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns encourages all members to attend the National March for Equality.  On October 10-11, 2009, we will gather in Washington, DC from all across America to let our elected leaders know that now is the time for full equal rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people.  We’ve had a moment thrust upon us by the election of President Barack Obama and the spirit of hope and change.  We will gather.  We will strategize.  We will march.  And we will leave energized and empowered to do the work we need to do in every community across the nation. This is only the beginning.

All United Methodists attending the March are encouraged to contact Chip Aldridge at for information about a time and place for United Methodists to gather during the weekend.


As an independent voice of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer people, Affirmation radically reclaims the compassionate and transforming gospel of Jesus Christ by relentlessly pursuing full inclusion in the Church as we journey with the Spirit in creating God’s beloved community.

Affirmation: United Methodists for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Concerns is an activist, all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization with no official ties to The United Methodist Church.

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