Across US, thousands rallying and marching for LGBT rights
Jun 12, 2017, 14:05
But while Trump's White House has been silent on the march and - unlike every year since 2009 - has not announced it will host a reception recognizing June as LGBT Pride Month, the departments of Defense and State are observing the month this year; and Ivanka Trump, a White House adviser to her father, took to Twitter to wish "everyone a joyful #Pride2017".
Pride parades are known for glitter, upbeat music and happy people dancing on bright floats, as they make their way through loud, colorful crowds.
In a press release sent to HuffPost by No Justice No Pride, the group said that "DC's queer and trans community is no longer willing to accept that Pride isn't possible without support from deeply problematic corporate sponsors".
"At this year's #Pride, we march for love - for love of country and the right to love whomever you love".
"We are all here as those who are willing to get in the streets for our community", she said.
File Photo: Protestors gather outside the Wells Fargo's corporate campus in New York City on October 6, 2016. They all wore top hats as a tribute to their friend, Top Hat Eddie, who was killed one year ago in the Pulse shooting that rocked the LGBT community. The march on Sunday will be an attempt to the let the Trump administration know that America's LGBT community will not be ignored, they say. Resist March founder Brian Pendleton said he was inspired by the early pride demonstrations of the 1970s and the nationwide Women's March held in January, one day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. They all identify as gay men. They feel they are being denied due to their political affiliation.
"I'm here because we all deserve equality", she told Breitbart News, "... and our president really is not respecting that right now and making a mockery of the Constitution".
The Los Angeles pride parade was renamed the ResistMarch, and tens of thousands turned out in Hollywood, some carrying rainbow flags or signs reading "Love Trumps Hate".
Franchi echoed the feelings of the rest of the marchers in D.C. and back home. "So it's going back to our roots".
"There is a lot of people in a lot of places who can not do something like this". "Treating it like it's not a political arena does us no good".
The march then left Hollywood and proceeded towards the Gay Pride festival grounds in West Hollywood.
Roughly 100 marches and rallies were planned across the USA, including the first-ever gay pride parade in Grosse Pointe, a prosperous Detroit suburb.
As if these "Pride" parades haven't become a big enough joke, having little to nothing to do with real unity and acceptance for which they began, in support of people who are portrayed as different; now mixed with liberal hypocrisy and "H8" aimed at the wrong people: Conservatives, and the Trump administration.
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