LA Pride 2017: March like we had Somewhere to go… to a Better World
The BCC clergy invite you to join with the BCC community to take part in LA Pride’s march this year on Sunday, June 11. Rather than a parade this year, the community is being invited to march in solidarity with (and on the same day as) the National Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington DC. More details later on where to gather so that BCC folks can march together, but in the meantime, mark your calendars (looks like brunch might have to come after the parade this year). The text below is from LA Pride’s website.
Sunday, June 11, 8:00 am
Gather at Hollywood and Highland
On Sunday, June 11th we will march from Hollywood, where LA Pride was born in 1970, to West Hollywood, where LA Pride grew up. Instead of a parade celebrating our past progress, we are requesting that our entire LGBTQ+ community and its allies march to ensure our collective futures.
Our march will be taking place in solidarity with, and on the same day as, the National Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington DC. We simply felt that in 2017 we need to return to our roots and protest so that those who would roll back our hard won human rights are put on notice that we will not stand idly by. This is the founding premise of Christopher Street West. This march is for those who believe that America’s strength is its diversity. This is not a Democratic or Republican march. It is not a red or blue march. This is a red, white and blue march meant for anyone who cares about human rights. On Sunday, June 11th our unique, diverse, inter-sectional voices will come together in one harmonized voice.