About 100 youth activists and their supporters from throughout the country turned out for a rally on Monday, Sept. 12, at D.C. ‘s John Marshall Park near the U.S.
Capitol to call on Congress to pass the LGBTQ nondiscrimination legislation known as the Equality Act. At least a dozen participants who identified as LGBTQ college or high school students spoke at the rally, with several expressing concern that the Equality Act was stalled in the U.S.
Senate by a Republican-led filibuster after being approved two times by the U.S. House during the past two years. A statement released by Advocates for Youth, a D.C.
group that organized the rally, said the youth activists participating in the rally had mounted a letter writing campaign ahead of the event in which more than 200 letters were to be sent to U.S.