People of Color Speaking Out for Equality

President Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama

Gen. Colin Powell

Gov. Deval Patrick

Gov. David Paterson

Rep. John Lewis

Rep. Barbara Lee

Rep. Keith Ellison

Mayor Villaraigosa

Mayor Cory Booker

Mayor David Dinkins

Mayor Michael Nutter

Mayor Adrian Fenty

Mayor Vince Gray

Coretta Scott King

Julian Bond

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Rev. Al Sharpton

Rev. Joseph Lowery

Rev. Otis Moss

Rev. Jonathan Walton

Rev. William Sinkford

Rev. Amos Brown

Ben Jealous

Alice Huffman

Michael Eric Dyson

Kamala Harris

Eliseo Medina

Russell Simmons

Jay-Z

Will Smith

50 Cent

T.I.

Whoopi Goldberg

Janet Jackson

Margaret Cho

Alicia Keys

Tyra Banks

John Legend

Patti LaBelle

Michael Strahan

Floyd Mayweather

Lucy Liu

Kim Wayans

Vanessa Williams

Mo'Nique

Wanda Sykes

Aisha Tyler

John Leguizamo

Cornel West

David Chang

John Ridley

Katori Hall

Michael K. Williams

Jeanne Ashe

Rossana Rosado

Audra McDonald

 

…and for respect

 

Grant Hill

Kobe Bryant

On this page: Black, Latino, and Asian American leaders speak out for marriage equality, the freedom to marry, gay marriage, and for basic respect.