Lesbian Gay Band Association will again march in inaugural parade

The LGBA, which held its 30th anniversary conference in Dallas this year, is shown marching in the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade. (John Wright/Dallas Voice)

The Lesbian Gay Band Association, which became the first LGBT group to participate in an inaugural parade in 2009, will make an encore appearance Jan. 21, the Associated Press reports:

The Presidential Inaugural Committee began sending out invitations Tuesday to participants chosen to march behind Obama from his swearing in at the Capitol to the White House on Jan. 21.

The first selectees include the Virginia Military Institute, which is a traditional performer in inaugural parades, and the marching band from Miami University of Ohio, where first lady Michelle Obama spoke near the end of the campaign.

Others include Military Spouses of Michigan, the Lesbian and Gay Band Association of St. Louis, Chicago’s South Shore Drill Team and marching bands from Little Rock Central High School and Washington’s Ballou Senior High School.

Watch video from the LGBA’s appearance in the 2009 inaugural below.

—  John Wright