The March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay, and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation was a large political demonstration in Washington D.C. on April 25, 1993. With an estimated one million attendees, it was one of the largest protests in American history.
The organizers of the events agreed upon seven primary demands:
We demand passage of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights bill and an end to discrimination by state and federal governments including the military; repeal of all sodomy laws and other laws that criminalize private sexual expression between consenting adults.
We demand a massive increase in funding for AIDS education, research, and patient care; universal access to health care including alternative therapies; and an end to sexism in medical research and health care.
We demand legislation to prevent discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people in the areas of family diversity, custody, adoption and foster care and that the definition of family includes the full diversity of all family structures.
We demand full and equal inclusion of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people in the educational system, and the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies in multicultural curricula.
We demand the right to reproductive freedom and choice, to control our own bodies, and an end to sexist discrimination.
We demand an end to racial and ethnic discrimination in all forms.
We demand an end to discrimination and violent oppression based on actual or perceived sexual orientation, identification, race, religion, identity, sex and gender expression, disability, age, class, AIDS/HIV infection.
These marchers helped shape the inclusive society we live in today.