- Published: Sunday, April 12 2015
- Written by Diversity Richmond
The National LGBTQ Task Force needs your help in honoring one of the most significant and yet unsung heroes of the civil rights movement.
Bayard Rustin was the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, an openly gay man, and an LGBTQ activist. In 2013, Rustin was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In awarding the medal, President Obama said, "For decades, this great leader, often at Dr. King's side, was denied his rightful place in history because he was openly gay."
Now we all have a chance to give Rustin and his legacy the public awareness and recognition they deserve with a United States postage stamp. Please take a few minutes to visit the campaign page where you'll find a sample letter to send to the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee to recommend a stamp in honor of Bayard Rustin.
The National LGBTQ Task Force launched this campaign with our partners at the International Court System - a partnership that lead to last year's release of a postage stamp in honor of Harvey Milk. Now it's time to honor another true LGBTQ hero, and with your help we can make history again with a Bayard Rustin stamp. Take action now.