NFS Press. Oppression and Liberation. Daily Mail. The first such march on Washington, it drew around gay men, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people and straight allies to demand equal civil rights and urge the passage of protective civil rights legislation. A History. Premised on Charter protections and on the notion of the immutability of homosexuality, judicial rulings rapidly advanced rights, including those that compelled the Canadian government to legalize same-sex marriage. Born in and raised by his grandparents in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Rustin learned Quaker values of nonviolence and peace from an early age.
Arrested with Jewish activist Igal RoodenkoRustin served twenty-two days on a chain gang in North Carolina for violating state Jim Crow laws regarding segregated seating on public transportation.
A young King would be forever changed after his encounter with Rustin. Same-sex unions not recognized. Gay rights movement. In many ways, social attitudes to homosexuality became more hostile during the late Victorian era.