The veteran civil rights activist explains: "GLBT rights are civil rights; there are no 'special rights' in America. Everyone has rights—or should have—and I am happy to join in this battle for justice and fairness."
Last month it was announced Bond—who has an excellent record on LGBT rights and marriage equality—would co-chair the NAACP’s LGBT Equality Task Force. In February, Bond and the NAACP called for the overturn of California's Proposition 8. The 100-year-old organization itself has "not taken a position" on same-sex marriage.
Chicago Congressman Danny K. Davis, another strong black LGBT ally, also endorses the march.