WHY WE MARCH
The “Equality March for Unity & Pride” is a grassroots movement which will mobilize the diverse LGBTQ+ communities to peacefully and clearly address concerns about the current political landscapes and how it is contributing to the persecution and discrimination of LGBTQ+ individuals.
Progress has been made over the past decade in the ongoing fight for LGBTQ+ inclusion, access, and justice, but there’s still so much more to be done – especially since the progress we’ve achieved is currently being threatened by increased hostile rhetoric, discriminatory policies, and violence perpetrated against the most vulnerable in our communities.
We will use the Equality March, and sister events across the country, to give voice to our concerns, and to support, uplift, and bring attention to those in our communities who are targeted due to immigration status, ethnicity, religion, skin color, gender, and disability. We affirm and celebrate that we are a mix of diverse communities. Lack of unity has caused many of our needs to be neglected or ignored. But now, for 2017 and beyond, we are working to learn from our prior mistakes and come together through common belief in inalienable human rights and dignity for all.
Join us at Wilson Park in historic downtown Florence, Alabama as Equality Shoals and other allied organizations, groups and individuals march in solidarity for equality for all. We'll focus on the intersectionality of LGBTQ equality with a wide array of issue areas and people affected by them.
This event will also mark the one-year anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy in Orlando, where 49 people lost their lives.
2PM: Informational Tables
FOR VOLUNTEERS & ALLIED ORGANIZATIONS
If you are interested in helping to organize this march with Equality Shoals, or wish to table at this event, please send us a message in the form provided below.