GLAAD joins NYC community leaders in solidarity at Stonewall resisting Trump's discriminatory orders

Today in New York City, GLAAD joined thousands who rallied to support equality and acceptance and resist President Trump’s discriminatory actions against immigrants, asylum seekers, refugees, and more.

The LGBTQ solidarity rally was organized by New York City Council Member Corey Johnson along with more than 80 co-sponsoring organizations, local officials and advocacy groups. News of the rally spread across social media through the event’s Facebook page earlier this week when a reported "License to Discriminate" draft executive order was leaked to the media. The rally began at 2 PM ET on Saturday in front of the historic Stonewall Inn and – despite bone-chilling temperature – thousands of activists stood, cheered, and chanted for nearly three hours, brandishing signs of resistance and solidarity.

Prominent speakers included Borough President Gale Brewer, Council Member Corey Johnson, Executive Director of NYC’s LGBT Center Glennda Testone, Actress Cynthia Nixon, Actress and trans advocate Hari Nef, and GLAAD’s very own Alexandra Bolles.

GLAAD staff and volunteers joined the thousands of diverse advocates onsite and distributed signs exhibiting the ampersand symbol, “&”, representing togetherness and awareness of intersectionality. For more information on GLAAD’s Together campaign visit GLAAD.org/together. See more photos from the rally below, and learn how you can take action in your own local community.

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Project Partners of the rally include: Ali Forney Center, Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, APICHA, Audre Lorde Project, Bailey House, Black Lesbian Conference 2018, Brooklyn Community Pride Center, CAAAV, Organizing Asian Communities, CAIR-NY, Caribbean Equality Project, Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE), Circle of Voices, Coming Out Muslim, Destination Tomorrow, Dignity/New York - LGBT Catholics Equality New York, Family Equality Council, FIERCE, Gay and Lesbian Independent Democrats (GLID), Gays Against Guns, GLAAD, GLSEN NYC, GMHC, Harlem Pride, Heritage of Pride, Hetrick Martin Institute, Hispanic Federation, Hornet, Housing Works, Human Rights Campaign of Greater New York, Immigration Equality, Iris House, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Lambda Independent Democrats, Lambda Legal, Latino Commission on AIDS, Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club of Queens, LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York (LeGaL), LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent, LGBT Network, Love Alive International Sanctuary of Praise {LAISP}, Make The Road, NY Muslim Democratic Club of New York, National LGBTQ Task Force, New York Area Bisexual Network, New York City Anti-Violence Project, New York City Commission on Human Rights, New York Legal Assistance Group, LGBTQ Law Project, Outcasting, OutRight Action International, Parity/Queer Virtue, PFLAG NYC, Queer Detainee Empowerment Project, Rivers of Living Water, SAGE, Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City (SDNYC), Swish Ally Fund, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, The New York Immigration Coalition, The New York State Immigrant Action Fund, The NYC Equality Coalition, The Stonewall Inn, The Trevor Project, Third Root Community Health Center, Trans Latina Network, TransPAC,

Supporters also included Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Public Advocate Letitia James, Comptroller Scott Stringer, NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Borough President Gale Brewer, Senator Brad Hoylman, Assembly Member Deborah Glick, Assembly Member Daniel O'Donnell, Assembly Member Matt Titone, Council Member Carlos Menchaca, Council Member Danny Dromm, Council Member Corey Johnson, Council Member Rosie Mendez, Council Member Ritchie Torres, Council Member James Vacca, and Council Member James Van Bramer.