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Cesar Chavez was an advocate for LGBT rights

This Saturday California celebrates Ceasar Chavez Day. It was in the 70s that he became the first civil rights leader to support homosexual civil rights.

Chavez became friends and an ally of Harvey Milk.

Harvey championed the rights of the struggling and impoverished farm workers.

In 1987 Nicole Murray Ramirez invited Chavez to speak at the national LGBT March on Washington D.C. which drew over 800,000 people.

Nicole had the honor to introduce Chavez to the massive crowd and pictured top left is Nicole presenting Cesar Chavez with an award in San Diego on behalf of the LGBT community of America.

After his death, his widow, Helen Chavez presented Nicole with the Caesar Chavez social justice award.