Sen Wiener Calls on Governor Newsom to Pardon Gay Civil Rights Leader Bayard Rustin

January 21, 2020

Press conference with Sen Wiener, chair of the LGBTQ Caucus, and Asm Weber, chair of the Black Caucus, asking the Governor to posthumously pardon Bayard Rustin. Rustin was a gay civil rights leader, a close confidante of MLK’s, and a key organizer of the March on Washington. He was wrongfully arrested and convicted on a “lewd conduct” charge on Jan 21st, 1953.

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