Los Angeles replaces its gay pride parade with 'resist' march
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 12, 2017,
Jun 12, 2017, 0:08
Two years after the White House announced the ruling of Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage, gay right activists crowded the streets of Washington.
"The attack on Pulse really struck me hard", he said.
The singers, made up of women from MILCK, the GW Sirens and Capital Blend, went on to perform on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
The annual parade featured floats with blaring sound systems and gyrating dancers.
'Charlotte Pride reserves the right to decline participation at our events to groups or organizations which do not reflect the mission, vision and values of our organization, as is acknowledged in our parade rules and regulations by all groups at the time of their parade application. "Donald Trump with actions or Hillary Clinton with her words?" he said at a New Hampshire campaign event shortly after the June 2016 attack at the gay nightclub in Orlando.
'"If Charlotte Pride is not going to include us, we'll do our own thing", Van Cleve said.
Many more gay pride events are scheduled around the world later in June, the month gay pride is traditionally celebrated, chosen because of New York's 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, which is regarded as a catalyst for the gay rights movement.
"We are all here as those who are willing to get in the streets for our community", she said.
Emilie Duschene, 24, said it's important for LGBTQ youth to know that they're supported. "We wanted to be energetic".
A large-scale "Equality March" is planned for Sunday in Washington, with organizers saying they want to combat anti-LGBT rhetoric in the country.
Among the demands of No Justice No Pride are unseating and replacing the Capital Pride board with "members from historically marginalized communities" creating "a community of resistance and radicalism around LGBTQ folks".
Boissonnault cited a disproportionately high percentage of homeless youth identifying as LGBTQ as problematic.
"That's why [Clark is] marching with the city councillors, to show that we are moving forward as a community to become an inclusive and diverse city", said Papadatos.
Peter Boykin, president of GaysForTrump.org, is sympathetic to the organizers of DeplorablePride, though he can not speak for them directly.
Celebrity drag queen RuPaul also addressed the crowd, telling them: "It's all about love ..."