Over the weekend, MSNBC invited the Center for American Progress' Aisha Moodie-Mills and the Human Rights Campaign's Rev. MacArthur Flournoy to discuss the intersection of the Civil Rights Movement and LGBT equality.
"I'm glad that we are talking about it as 'the' movement and not a bunch of disjointed allies," Moodie-Mills said at the top of the segment. "We are seeing a collective effort come together for the first time and that is huge. LGBT people are speaking at this march and they are not speaking on LGBT issues in their own bubble. They are speaking because LGBT issues are part of our civil rights agenda."
"Black people, Latino people, marginzalized people and many others understand what Aisha [said] and what is at stake [regarding LGBT rights]" said Rev. Flournoy. "This is about solidarity. No longer can we afford the luxury of living in silos."
It's an amazing conversation and they go on to discuss the legacy of civil rights leader Bayard Rustin and economic equality for the LGBT community. Rev. MacArthur Flournoy also discusses this in my latest for EBONY: "March on Washington ‘Master Strategist’ Bayard Rustin Finally Recognized".
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