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#ResistMarch to replace L.A. Pride Parade 8am Sunday, June 11 at Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles

On Sunday, June 11, the #ResistMarch will bring together people from all walks of life for a peaceful protest march that will begin at the intersection of Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Ave. in Los Angeles and conclude at the intersection of Santa Monica Blvd.and LaPeer Dr. in West Hollywood. Instead of a Pride Parade celebrating the past progress of the LGBTQ+ community, the #ResistMarch will be a gathering to ensure the community’s future.

“This year the LGBTQ+ community is lending its iconic rainbow flag to anyone who feels their rights are at risk and to everyone who believes that America's strength is its diversity.” said Brian Pendleton, Founder of #ResistMarch. “When they come for one of us, they come for all of us. Which is why we our diverse intersectional community must unite as one.”

This intersectional diversity is reflected in the wide array of over 100 partner organizations that have committed their support to the #ResistMarch, including GLAAD, Planned Parenthood, Black Lives Matters, ACLU, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, the Human Rights Campaign, APLA, Bienestar, the City of West Hollywood, among others.

#ResistMarch organizers have prepared a brief opening ceremony with speakers in Hollywood and at the end of the march route, marchers will rally with speaker program and entertainment.

Speakers include: U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff, U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu, California, LosAngeles Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, Los Angeles Councilman David Ryu, West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman, Trans-Activist Bamby Salcedo, AIDS Activist Phil Wilson, #ResistMarch Founder Brian Pendleton, HRC President Chad Griffin, Haim, Margaret Cho, RuPaul, Adam Lambert, Jussie Smollett, Cheyenne Jackson, The Gay Men’s Chorus Of Los Angeles, The Trans-Chorus of Los Angeles, America Ferrera, Black Lives Matter’s Dr. Melina Abdullah, NALEO National Chairman John Duran,
Planned Parenthood’s Sue Dunlap, Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lorri Jean, Women’s March L.A. Founder Emi Guereca and others.

Transgender jazz bassist, Jennifer Leitham offers DemoCast her opinion on why the ResistMarch has garnered support within the LGBT community.

Resist March will begin in Hollywood with a brief opening ceremony speaker program including a tribute to the one-year anniversary of the Orlando massacre and will finish in West Hollywood with a rally featuring speakers, including the U.S. Congressional Delegation.


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