Annette Bening, Dana Delaney, Ewan McGregor and Julianne Moore have signed their names to the National Equality March in Washington on Oct. 10 and 11. They are among a host of entertainment industry figures who have endorsed the event.
The march, seeking equal protection across the country, whether for same-sex marriage or serving in the military, is co-chaired by David Mixner, and one of its chief spokesmen is Cleve Jones.
Producer Bruce Cohen says, according to Towleroad: "We are thrilled to have this impressive, ever-growing group of extraordinarily tale nted entertainment industry luminaries from stage, screen, television and the arts endorsing the march. As the demand for full LGBT Federal rights grows in all corners of the country, adding the support of these wonderful LGBT and straight friends of ours will continue to broaden the impact of what is being planned for October 11th in our nation's Capitol."
There's been some criticism of the mark in the gay community, given the tough economy and the current campaign against an anti-gay marriage initiative in Maine, In other words, there's already too much going on to worry about turnout in D.C. But Mixner writes in a post on the march's site, "This past weekend the “Teabaggers” filled the streets of our nation’s Capital. This follows up on them filling the town meetings of members of Congress when they headed home this past August. Interestingly enough they don’t seem to have a problem doing more than one thing at a time. They can mount an anti-gay effort in Maine, fill town meetings, mount court cases and still, on short notice, stage a massive march on Washington, D.C."