Bernice King once famously told LGBT supporters that “my father did not take a bullet for same-sex marriage.

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Bernice King, who has a long anti-gay past, took the stage yesterday at Atlanta’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. rally and included gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people among the various groups she said need to come together to fulfill her father’s legacy.

In a passionate, sermon-like speech about building unity, King said she didn’t care if people were Hindu, Buddhist, Islamist, were from the North side or the South side, were black or white, were “gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender” — that all people were needed to create unity.

Bernice King once famously told LGBT supporters that “my father did not take a bullet for same-sex marriage.”

Audience members were surprised.

“What Bernice’s turnabout …spoke to is potential to change. We still have to remember they too are human,” said Craig Washington, an Atlanta-based LGBT activist.
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In a passionate, sermon-like speech about building unity, King said she didn’t care if people were Hindu, Buddhist, Islamist, were from the North side or the South side, were black or white, were “gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender” — that all people were needed to create unity.

Bernice King once famously told LGBT supporters that “my father did not take a bullet for same-sex marriage.”

Audience members were surprised.

“What Bernice’s turnabout …spoke to is potential to change. We still have to remember they too are human,” said Craig Washington, an Atlanta-based LGBT activist.
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