"I still hear people say that I should not be talking about the rights of lesbian and gay people and I should stick to the issue of racial justice. But I hasten to remind them that Martin Luther King Jr. said, 'Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.' I appeal to everyone who believes in Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream to make room at the table of brother- and sisterhood for lesbian and gay people."
---Corretta Scott King, speaking in 1998.
Exerpt lifted from this post in gay_marriage. There are a lot of interesting links here. Go read!
I'd also like input on what people think about the GLBT civil rights movement vs the (still ongoing) civil rights movement of people of colour. I agree with this poster. I think there are a lot of similarities.