NATIONAL EQUALITY MARCH for LGBTQ rights
MARCH WITH PARADIGM SHIFT, part of NYC National Equality March Mobilization Coalition
October 11, Sunday- Timeline
5:30 am– Meet Paradigm Shifters at bus departure location
Location: 16 West 22nd Street (between 5th and 6th Ave), NYC
Chelsea/West Village Bus with New York City Council speaker, Christine Quinn!
6:00 am– BUS Depart (TIME UPDATE- bus organizers changed the bus departure time 10/6!)
10:30 am– BUS ARRIVE in DC- Union Station- take the Red Line in direction of Shady Grove, get out at the Farragut North stop (7 min ride), exit at the Connecticut and K St exit, walk 1/2 block south on Connecticut, Connecticut merges onto 17th St, walk 1 block south on 17th, turn left on I (eye) st.- walk 2 blocks to march start point on 15th and I (eye) st.
11:45 am or before– if you are meeting us in DC- meet at 15th St. at I (Eye) St. and call 201-394-8173 to find us.
12:00 pm– MARCH STARTS-
Gather on 15th Street at “I” (Eye) Street – we will be staging in the street and 15th between “I” Street and “M” Street will be closed for this purpose. The March will kick off from 15th and I Street, right near McPherson Square (Metro stops close by are at McPherson Square, Farragut West – both Blue and Orange Lines, and Farragut North – Red Line).
- From there we go South on 15th to “H” Street
- West on “H” Street to 17th Street
- South on 17th Street to Pennsylvania Avenue (closed portion)
- Pennsylvania Avenue (closed portion) – right past the White House – to 15th Street
- South on 15th Street to Pennsylvania Avenue South
- East on Pennsylvania Avenue South, all the way to the U.S. Capitol West Lawn for the National Equality March Rally.
2:00 pm– RALLY STARTS at U.S. Capitol West Lawn
4:15 pm– LEAVE to take bus to NYC- from US Capitol, walk north on 1st St, make a right onto Louisiana Ave. to Union Station.
5:00 pm– BUS DEPART DC
9:00 pm– RETURN TO NYC
BUY YOUR BUS TICKETS HERE- THIS IS NOT SOLD OUT (as of Oct 6th):
Paradigm Shifters will be on the Chelsea/West Village Bus with New York City Council speaker, Christine Quinn!
Round Trip Tickets cost $35.84 and are available at
This bus is organized by National Equality March
TO MARCH WITH PARADIGM SHIFT- PLEASE CALL Meredith 201-394-8173 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 9th 8pm
* INCLUDE full name, email, cell, method of transportation *
We March with One Single Demand:
Equal protection in all matters governed by civil law in all 50 states. We will accept no less and will work until it is achieved.
We are guaranteed equal protection under the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution. Free and equal people do not bargain for or prioritize our rights. Full equality necessarily includes all members of the LGBT community and encompasses, but is not limited to:
The right to work our jobs and go to school free of harassment and discrimination.
The right to safety in our daily lives, and protection from hate crimes.
The right to equitable healthcare, and the right to donate blood.
The right to equitable immigration policies.
The right to marry.
The right to serve in the military openly.