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National Equality March: “The Beginning of the Struggle” (Updated)

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Quotes from the Rally -Posted at 3:45 PM ET

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"All I can think about is how many tears will be shed so some politician in some back room can have more time to figure out [how to get equality for all LGBT people]" -David Mixner, Democratic Strategist talking about having to tell lover his parents wouldn't come see him before he died of AIDS

"Make president move beyond words. Right sentiment isn't enough anymore." -Cynthia Nixon, actress

"I'm telling you that the era of asking is over. We will tell." -Lt. Dan Choi

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"...Bigger group than those tea party people..." - Bill Rosendahl

"Nobody should be patient when it comes to the denial of basic human rights." - Stuart Applebaum

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In less than two hours, one of the most important social and political events in the history of the fight for LGBT equality will begin. A march in D.C., a culmination of a weekend of breakout sessions, trainings, breakfasts, dinners, will take off and head to the Capitol Building.

I spoke with the co-communications director for the National Equality March, Phil Siegel. He addressed the situation as the GLBT community prepares for this monumental event:

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Kevin Gosztola is managing editor of Shadowproof Press. He also produces and co-hosts the weekly podcast, "Unauthorized Disclosure." He was an editor for

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