The Million “Fag” March is an annual event held at Gage Park in Topeka, KS near the home of Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church. The MFM is a rally designed to protest the antics of Phelps and his church, who have become a symbol of the homophobia that remains throughout the United States. And to have a good time in the process.
The main goal of the MFM is to turn the tables, using the very same rights and laws the members of the WBC use to shield themselves. However, the March also sends an opposing message of respect and acceptance for all people. We believe that ignoring a problem will not make it go away, and that we must take advantage of the rights given to us to speak up when we see wrong-doing in our communities, cities, and country.
Each year the MFM draws hundreds of people. The crowd is an extremely diverse mix of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious (and non-religious) affiliation, military, civilian, and political viewpoint. Past MFMs have garnered national media attention and special guest speakers such as Nate Phelps, an ex-member of the WBC who now advocates against the church.
As we stress the use of peaceful and lawful demonstration, we are able to hold a meaningful event without any negative incident. In fact, the March tends to be as much about fun as it is about the WBC. One might even call it family friendly.
Please join us on Saturday, April 30 at 2PM at the corner of 10th Ave. & Gage Blvd. in Topeka, KS. Bring a sign, a good attitude, and friends.