August 21, 2013 | by Steve Charing
GLCCB to join Martin Luther King anniversary march
Matt Thorn, GLCCB, gay news, Washington Blade

Matt Thorn, executive director of the GLCCB. The GLCCB will join others to ensure there is LGBT representation in the 50th anniversary March on Washington. (Washington Blade photo by Kevin Majoros)

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland (GLCCB) announced that it would join such groups as Equality Maryland, The Task Force, the National Black Justice Coalition and the National Action Network to ensure there is LGBT representation in the 50th anniversary March on Washington to take place Aug. 24.

In noting that there were many LGBT people in the original Martin Luther King, Jr.-led march including its organizer, Bayard Rustin, Matt Thorn, executive director of the GLCCB, said in a statement, “Working together, this march and mobilization is an opportunity to lift up the voices of LGBTQ people as part of a broad progressive agenda for social and economic justice.”

Free bus transportation to Washington, D.C. is being offered. The bus will leave the GLCCB at 241 W. Chase St. at 6 a.m. and drive to RFK Stadium. Passengers will need to take the Metro to the march areas. For more information and to make the needed reservation, email mthorn@glccb.org.

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