03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

National Equality March: DC Prepares For LGBT Community

People from across the U.S. are converging on Washington D.C. this weekend for the National Equality March, a movement from the LGBT community to demand equal rights in all manners of public life, including the right to marry, donate blood and serve in the military.

Organizers are asking those who believe in equal rights (straight or gay) to sign up on the Equality Across America website and commit to joining the thousands in D.C. on October 10 and 11.

Though the gay rights movement has taken a backseat to the economy, health care and other domestic issues in 2009, last year's passage of California's Proposition 8 sparked continued outrage in the LGBT community, culminating in this weekend's event.

If you're attending the National Equality March in D.C. this weekend, we want to hear from you! Send your photos and stories to On Monday, we'll publish the best photos and stories and spread your message across the country.

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