A group of activists are calling for a worldwide march for LGBT equality in countries across the globe on April 21.
Joseph Knudson, an Oklahoma based activist has established a Facebook page for the Worldwide LGBT Civil Rights March and there are already marches planned in ten US cities, the Philippines and Pakistan.
Organisers say the march has been organised to unify people all around the world as one force for civil rights.
“This is an event that everyone needs to put aside all differences and come together as one unified LGBT Community, along with our straight allies, as this event will definitely drive home the point worldwide that the LGBT are poised to demand and acquire our full civil rights that all other sectors of society enjoy, as well as live within the same laws and guarantees enjoyed by all other citizens, including marriage equality,” organisers said.
“The movement is much more than just a social gathering in the fact that the members initiate equality campaigns, petitions, marches, as well as taking on challenges issued in the process of advancing our rights, in addition to the endorsement, support, and action taking on those equality campaigns initiated by other movements, organisations, and individuals.
“Our core mission is to ultimately obtain the aforementioned rights through proper and peaceful channels employing many different vehicles along the way. Strong emphasis being placed on educating and enlightening society and governments worldwide as to our plight and our demand and intent to live within those same laws and guarantees enjoyed equally by all other segments of society worldwide.
“We also believe that education is the key to eradicating homophobia worldwide and that through all of our individual and joint efforts we will make a difference and show societies and governments worldwide that we are living the life we were born to live and the life freely intended us to live.”
April 21 is the 42nd anniversary of the world’s first pride march in New York in the year following the Stonewall Riots.