PHOTOS: GLAAD partners with resistance rallies from coast to coast


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It was full weekend of accelerating LGBTQ acceptance nationwide!

This past weekend, GLAAD partnered with The Equality March in Washington D.C., and the #ResistMarch during Los Angeles' Pride weekend. Droves of GLAAD staff and supporters showed up sporting signs and flags representing the Together Movement as they marched and chanted through the sunny streets. Both gatherings and their sister events across the country were great displays of solidarity and strength within the LGBTQ community, helping to reaffirm community-wide commitment to equality and acceptance. 

The Equality March for Unity and Pride took place on Sunday in the heart of Washington D.C. The march lead tens of thousands through the streets of the city and culminated in a rally on the National Mall. Speakers at the rally included actors Sara Ramirez, Charlie Carver, and Asia Kate Dillon, as well as GLAAD President and CEO, Sarah Kate Ellis. Ellis highlighted the White House's continued silence regarding Pride month, saying, “If the White House refuses to recognize LGBTQ+ Pride Month, let’s show them how it’s done. Be loud.”

GLAAD staff and volunteers joined the masses, waving rainbow flags and colorful signs, featuring the ampersand symbol, "&", which represents the power of our voices together to build a more intersectional movement.  See more photos from the Equality March below!

 

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According to MTV News Correspondent, Meredeth Graves, more than 100 organizations participated in the march, making for an enthusiastic and unified collective event.


Photo credit: Alex Schmider

To learn more about theTogether Movement, visit glaad.org/together. See more photos from the #ResistMarch below and learn more about how you can take action in your own local community!

 

Some of our faves came together at the #ResistMarch in LA

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