This day was supposed to be a very special day for me, as it is my birthday. "I can't imagine what they were going through". The 29-year-old gunman, Omar Mateen, had spoken in the past of his hatred for gay people. It became one of the deadliest attacks in US history.
Donald Trump is not officially being singled out by name, but it's pretty clear the president and his administration's policies towards the gay, lesbian and transsexual communities are the target of a massive "Resist March" Sunday that replaces the usually outrageous fun floats highlighting the LA Pride Festival.
A moment of silence was held for the 49 victims, many members of the LGBTQ community, and the Pride flag was lowered to half mast at the end of the ceremony.
While attendance is free for the public, the Capital Pride Alliance encourages donations.
David Crary reported from NY.
The event is one of many focusing on pride.
Because of the current political climate and in response to years of being dismissed and ignored by Capital Pride, members of Washington, DC's queer and trans community took direct action on Saturday, June 10, blocking the Capital Pride parade.
"The people who are affected by this most and who have the least representation in all of this are trans women of color and queer people of color", she said.
"Gays for Trump" had submitted an application to display a float during this year's Charlotte Pride parade.
The Dodgers have created one of the hallmark Pride Nights - if not the single premier LGBT event - in Major League Baseball, so it's not a surprise that the LGBT community would respond so positively. Give them an inch, and it's invariably "SHUT UP RACIST/SEXIST/WHATEVERIST YOU OWE ME A MILE!"
- About 100,000 straight and gay people, minorities and not, stretched from Hollywood to West Hollywood today, as what used to be a annual, raucous Gay Pride march this year became.ResistMarch to protest politics.
But it would also display something different - Trump's campaign message, "Make America Great Again" - and feature a dancer dressed as Melania Trump.
Evan Wolfson, who founded Freedom to Marry, an organization often credited for same-sex marriage victories on state and federal levels, said the legislation stems from the same "anti-gay industry" as in the past, adding that the political and legal landscapes have changed since the Supreme Court guaranteed same-sex marriage equality in 2015. We wanted to show that we are Americans, love our country and our president. Yes, I mean calling them what they are, radical Islamic terrorists, those, our buddies on the left hesitantly call out for fear that [they] would be deemed heartless. Things remained peaceful between both sides.
NJNP's demands include barring police and "corporate entities that inflict harm on historically marginalized LGBTQ2S" from future pride parades and expanding leadership positions to "represent and center the leadership of historically marginalized communities".