- Published: Monday, June 05 2017
- Written by Bill Harrison
Thank you Altria Group, Capital One, VA Pride
and Richmond Business Alliance
On Sunday, June 11, two buses filled with locals will travel north to participate in the Equality March 2017 in Washington, D.C. It was a pleasure to offer the buses as a community service, with seats costing only $15.75 each and that includes breakfast!
Thank you to Altria Group for fully funding one of the buses; VA Pride for a significant donation towards the second; Capital One for providing boxed breakfasts for the travelers and the Richmond Business Alliance for supplying dinner for folks attending our Sign Making Party on June 7.
Marches have played significant roles in civil rights movements. Probably those led by the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are the most significant in American history. By marching, we not only make statements, but we strengthen our community even more. We build. We unite.
And that is so much the mission of Diversity Richmond.
The climate in our nation has certainly been better for LGBT people. We have mustered the strength to successfully battle Goliath before. We will do it again.