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The National March on Washington
For Lesbian & Gay Rights,
October 14, 1979

This page displays the "coverage" of the March, from the early stages,
as reported in Norfolk's gay newspaper, Our Own Community Press.
It recounts the early reactions by local and national groups to even
the idea of having a March, and many were against it. Most of those
differences were forgotten by the end, and it was seen as a landmark
event in our history.

I became Editor of the newspaper just the month prior to the March, in September,
though I had been very active with the newspaper for almost a year. I feel blessed
that this event occurred during my tenure as Editor.

February 1979

March 1979

May 1979

July 1979

August 1979

September 1979

October 1979

November 1979

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