James Holmes

Silent March for Victims of GLBT Violence

Filed By James Holmes | March 20, 2012 12:30 PM | comments

Filed in: The Movement
Tags: Columbia Heights, hate crimes against LGBT people, I-Hop, Silent March For Victims of GLBT Violence, Washington D.C.

The organizers of tonight's march to honor the victims of recent hate crimes in the DC area have updated the route and what they are calling on marchers to do. Beyond just asking that protestors maintain silence throughout the march, organizers are asking:silencing our stories

In addition we are asking for the participants to place DUCT TAPE over their mouth to show the UNITY of this march. Duct tape will be provided if you choose to participate.

For those attending the Silent March for Victims of GLBT Violence we ask that you gather in front of the IHOP located 3100 14th Street , NW in observance of the gunshot victim who was attacked on March 11th. We will then continue in a silent and orderly fashion, south on Irving Street to Georgia Avenue. We will be stopping for a brief statement recalling the details of the second attack which happened at that location on March 12th , which, as of this date, has gone unsolved. We will continue our march to Florida and make a right turn, continuing up U street to 14th. We will walk down 14th St. and make a right turn on to R st. We will end at Cobalt on 17th and R St.

To those participating in the Silent March for Victims of GLBT Violence , we ask that you wear a solid colored T-shirt of your choice in recognition of the Rainbow flag. If you wish to carry a sign or write on your T-shirt, we ask that you simply put one word such as Sister, Brother, Son, Daughter, Neighbor, Husband, Wife, Boyfriend, Girlfriend , etc. to let everyone know exactly who is being attacked.

As of 12:30p.m., the event has 600+ confirmed attendees. I plan to be there tonight joining my partner, friends, and neighbors in showing that we stand united and that violence is not part of our community.

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