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Bernice King to gay people: ‘I’m not the enemy’

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Bernice King, the daughter of civil rights icons Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King, is interviewed in the August issue of Atlanta Magazine by noted author Rebecca Burns as part of her story on the minister and CEO of the King Center. The story and interview will be available online on Aug. 1 but is available now to subscribers of the magazine. Retailers will also be selling the magazine next week.

The story is a good read for those interested in the King family dynamic and drama in recent years and touches on and the tense relationships between Bernice King and her brothers Martin III and Dexter over the operations of the King Center and the MLK legacy itself.

Burns is author of "Burial for a King," the story of MLK's funeral in Atlanta in the midst of social and racial riots taking place across the country. At the end of her interview, she asks Bernice King specifically about her stance on gay issues.

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LGBTQ honorary grand marshal for Martin Luther King Jr. march, rally selected

Cortez Wright

Cortez Wright, communications and development associate for SPARK Reproductive Health NOW, will be the honorary LGBTQ grand marshal and speaker on behalf of LGBTQ African Americans at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. march and rally on Jan. 21.

The march and rally follows the annual Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast that takes place Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. at St. Mark United Methodist Church located at 781 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308.

Today is Martin Luther King Jr.'s actual birthday. The country celebrates his birthday on Jan. 21.