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Great to see LGBT equality struggles included in the coverage of the March on Washington events this weekend. Things should heat up even more on Wednesday on the actual 50th anniversary. I was pleased to see such coverage not just on national news sources, but to be able to go to the homepage of WRAL and see LGBT equality and the March on Washington discussed front and center.

Civil rights includes gays 50 years after march

WASHINGTON — Months before Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" declaration galvanized a quarter-million people at the 1963 March on Washington, Bayard Rustin was planning all the essential details to keep the crowd orderly and engaged.

Rustin, who died in 1987, is sometimes forgotten in civil rights history. As a Quaker and pacifist, he was often an outcast. Perhaps most notably, he was gay in an era when same-sex relations were widely reviled in American society. He served as chief strategist for King's march

Civil rights organizations, organized labor, the LGBT community and women's rights groups all are expected to be richly represented in the gathering.

"And as a daughter and a beneficiary, I am now the burden-bearer of this generation's civil rights movement."

That burden, she said, includes equal rights for gays and fights against poverty and gun violence.

Attorney General Eric Holder credited King's famous words for providing a foundation for the progress of the civil rights movement.

"Our focus has broadened to include the cause of women, of Latinos, of Asian-Americans, of lesbians, of gays, of people with disabilities and of countless others across this great country who still yearn for equality, opportunity and fair treatment," he said.

WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of people marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall on Saturday, commemorating the 50th anniversary of King's famous speech and pledging that his dream includes equality for gays, Latinos, the poor and the disabled.