Equality March Texas to hold 1st meeting

Daniel Cates, right, and Latisha McDaniel address the crowd in the parking lot of Kroger before this year's Million Gay March.
Daniel Cates, right, and Latisha McDaniel address the crowd in the parking lot of Kroger before this year’s Million Gay March.

Equality March Texas, the new group founded by the co-chairs of this year’s Million Gay March, will hold its inaugural meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18 at Resource Center Dallas, 2701 Reagan St.

Equality March Texas co-founder Daniel Cates said the new group’s primary mission will be to prepare for next year’s march. The march, which drew 1,200 people this year, is a yearly event to commemorate the June 28 anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion.

Next year, Cates said, the group will work to recruit organizers for marches in every major city in Texas. The other founder of Equality March Texas is Latisha McDaniel, who co-chaired the Million Gay March along with Cates.

For more information, e-mail Milliongaymarchtexas@yahoo.com or call Cates at 469-556-4249.

—  John Wright