Since 1970, Los Angeles Pride has celebrated and brought attention to LGBT+ individuals and their many contributions to our communities. This year, in light of the unbelievable trashing of American values coming out of Washington, the annual Pride Parade will be reorganized into an LGBT+ Resist March on Sunday, June 11. The march will begin at Hollywood and Highland and stream west towards West Hollywood.
“From the very beginning of our LGBTQ movement, we have marched to protest, to resist and to support human rights,” said Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. “In these threatening times, it is critical that we renew that passion and energy by recasting the LA Pride Parade as #ResistMarch and showing how strongly we resist the inhumane Washington agenda. I’ll be there on June 11th to joyfully join in protecting the rights that all of our various communities fought so hard to win.”
The nature of the Resist March harkens back to the original goal of Pride in the 1970’s: to unite, resist and protest. This march, however, provides a voice for individuals outside of the LGBT+ community — immigrants, minorities, the disabled, women, and many others who are vulnerable in the current political climate. The rainbow flag embodies the strength and diversity of American society, and the Resist March speaks out against the rise of homophobia, xenophobia, sexism and racism.
Supervisor Kuehl encourages all Angelenos to take part in the effort to march in solidarity with Pride. “We will not retreat. We will stay loud and stay proud.”