Protest, breakfast, parade part of MLK events

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Rev Rick. Warren is in Atlanta this morning and gay activists are preparing to protest.

It’s one of a handful of gay events set for today as part of the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday commemoration:

The Jan . 19 protest begins at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Jackson Street and Auburn Avenue, which is across from the church. (Participants will meet at 8:30 a.m. in a staging area at the corner of Edgewood Avenue and Jackson.) Other progressive groups, including the newly-formed GLBT ATL, are expected to take part in the event, which ends at 10 a.m. Warren is scheduled to speak during a 10 a.m. service.

After the protest, participants are invited to attend the annual Atlanta Bayard Rustin-Audre Lorde Breakfast. The event is set for 10:30 a.m. at 139 Ralph McGill Blvd.

At 12:30 p.m., the activities shift to Peachtree and Ellis streets to take part in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. March and Rally, which steps off at 1 p.m. Michael Brewer, co-president of Safe Space at Morehouse College, is scheduled to speak at a rally at the conclusion of the parade. (For additional details, view the day’s Facebook page.)

Read more about the protest and other activities today. View a Project Q Atlanta photo album from a Jan. 12 press conference about the Warren protest.

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