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Nikki Babbit of Shaker Heights, Ohio is arrested outside the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington D.C., Tuesday November 14, 2000. Pinned to Babbit’s back is a picture of her daughter, Jamie, with her partner, Andrea Sperling. "I am here as a way to support my daughter and to support all families," said Babbit. (Copyright property of the photographer, David Distelhorst. Do not use without permission of the photographer, dd296798@ohiou.edu)

Participants in the Soulforce Action in Washington D.C. hold up signs reading the names of individual Bishops at a press conference, Monday November 13, 2000. After the press conference Soulforce members walked to the National Shrine and held a vigil there as the Bishops arrived on buses. (Copyright property of the photographer, David Distelhorst. Do not use without permission of the photographer, dd296798@ohiou.edu)

Participants in the Soulforce Action, standing on the steps of the National Shrine, turn and face the church, raising their arms to bless it before their act of civil disobedience, Tuesday November 14, 2000. (Copyright property of the photographer, David Distelhorst. Do not use without permission of the photographer, dd296798@ohiou.edu)

Committing an act of civil disobedience members of Soulforce lock arms and sing songs before being arrested outside of the National Shrine, Washington D.C., Tuesday November 14, 2000. Yellow police tape was used to designate whom would be under arrest and moments later 104 were arrested for blocking the entrance to the National Shrine. (Copyright property of the photographer, David Distelhorst. Do not use without permission of the photographer, dd296798@ohiou.edu)

The Reverend William Sloan Coffin right and Fran Taft, the 95 year old grandmother of a gay man, commit an act of civil disobedience along with other participants in the Soulforce Action in Washington D.C., Tuesday November 14, 2000. Both Coffin and ?? were among 104 whom were arrested for blocking the entrance to the National Shrine. (Copyright property of the photographer, David Distelhorst. Do not use without permission of the photographer, dd296798@ohiou.edu)

Mel White, Executive Director of Soulforce Inc., celebrates as he leaves the processing center, 501 New York Avenue, Washington D.C. after being released from police custody for participating in the act of civil disobedience, Tuesday November 14, 2000. (Copyright property of the photographer, David Distelhorst. Do not use without permission of the photographer, dd296798@ohiou.edu)

Sylvia Rivera-Murray celebrates as she is released from police custody after being arrested as part of the Soulforce act of civil disobedience, Tuesday November 14, 2000. Rivera-Murray took part in the 1969 Stonewall Bar Riots and has been arrested over 25 times since while standing for the rights of GLBT people. (Copyright property of the photographer, David Distelhorst. Do not use without permission of the photographer, dd296798@ohiou.edu)

Members of Soulforce hold a vigil outside the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington D.C., Monday November 13, 2000. The vigil was held in response to the Catholic Church’s treatment of GLBT people. The request of those participating was for the church to "Open Wide The Doors," to all people. (Copyright property of the photographer, David Distelhorst. Do not use without permission of the photographer, dd296798@ohiou.edu)

David North leads members of Soulforce in singing "Amazing Grace" before their first training session in the Soulforce principles, National City Christian Church, Washington D.C., Sunday November 12, 2000. (Copyright property of the photographer, David Distelhorst. Do not use without permission of the photographer, dd296798@ohiou.edu)

Participants in the Soulforce Action in Washington D.C. are loaded into police vans after being arrested for "incommoding" for blocking entrance to the National Shrine, Tuesday November 14, 2000. For the act of civil disobedience 104 were arrested. (Copyright property of the photographer, David Distelhorst. Do not use without permission of the photographer, dd296798@ohiou.edu)

From left to right, Arun Gandhi, Mary Louise Cervone, and Christian de la Huerta carry the Soulforce banner as participants walk to the National Shrine to hold a, "Vigil Against Roman Catholic Injustice," Washington D.C., Monday November 13, 2000. (Copyright property of the photographer, David Distelhorst. Do not use without permission of the photographer, dd296798@ohiou.edu)
 

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