Bayard Rustin: Honoring an unsung LGBTQ hero



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Bayard Rustin was the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, who was an openly gay man and an LGBTQ activist. In 2013, Rustin was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In awarding the medal, the President said, “For decades, this great leader, often at Dr. King’s side, was denied his rightful place in history because he was openly gay.”


Now with our partners at the International Court System, we have a chance
to give Rustin’s legacy the public awareness and recognition it deserves with a USPS stamp.

Let the United States Postal Service know that you want them to honor an
unsung LGBTQ hero. Sign on to our letter urging the Citizens’ Stamp
Advisory Committee to recommend a postage stamp in honor of Bayard Rustin.

Download the draft letter

Download the postcard

Download our poster