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Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr. supported gay rights?


I just read a brief bio about his wife Correta Scott King and I am ashamed of my ignorance because I never knew she was such a stanch supporter of LGBT rights and marraige equality. She states that Martin Luther King Jr. supported gay rights and the organizer of the March on Washington Bayard Rustin was gay. So the next time you hear someone say that no one should compare the civil rights movement to the LGBT rights movement…

Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood, Correta Scott King stated. This sets the stage for further repression and violence that spread all too easily to victimize the next minority group.

Correta Scott King said her husband supported the quest for equality by gays and reminded her critics that the 1963 March on Washington was organized by Bayard Rust

I did not know that, but he was for everyone’s rights abd was against hate and prejudice. That includes all prejudice, and any informed person knows that prejudice against gays is wrong.

Yes and some want to say Lincoln was Homosexual. Where do you have any PROOF of Martin Luther King Jr(and I’m impressed that you got the WHOLE name as most drop the Jr.) said anything though when it comes to HOMOSEXUALS? He was in favor of CIVIL RIGHTS and EQUAL RIGHTS. He didn’t care about color. He wanted to end hatred. He wanted EQUALITY FOR ALL. Now you are saying he supported GROUPS as opposed to everyone as a whole. See where your problem in this claim is? See why most have a hard time believing you, whether they will openly say it or not?
Oh and from Wiki under Martin Luther King Jr.’s name
Bayard Rustin

African American civil rights activist Bayard Rustin counseled King to dedicate himself to the principles of non-violence in 1956, and had a leadership role in organizing the 1963 March on Washington. However, Rustin’s open homosexuality and support of democratic socialism and ties to the Communist Party USA caused many white and African American leaders to demand that King distance himself from Rustin, which he did on several occasions, but not all — such as when he ensured Rustin’s role in the March on Washington.[citation needed]

No I didnt know that. I think that it is pretty gross to even imangin something like that.
God created man and woman for a reason. If he wanted a bunch of gay people running arround holding hands he would of created man and man or woman and woman.
Put these people on a seperate inland and nuke it. Problom solved. Next !

So, what’s that got to do with anything? Everyone should support gay rights. They’re people too who just happen to be gay.

I’m really not surprised. He was a strong advocate of Civil Rights, which would apply to everyone, not just black people.

Cool beans. I didn’t know Martin had feelings either way on gay rights.

Quite interesting, yet I would investigate furthermore about this matter to double check its feasibility.

no I didn’t but I think we need to love people and hate the action

u got to be joking right

Wow, I did not know that…

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