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Huge LGBT march planned for Washington DC in June

Joseph McCormick January 27, 2017
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After countless people took to the world’s streets at the weekend for the Women’s March, an LGBT+ march has been planned for June 2017.

The march will converge on the US Capitol in Washington DC.

A Facebook page for the event has been started by David Bruinooge, of Brooklyn New York for the National Pride march.

15,000 people have already said they will attend the march, and a further 61,000 have said they are interested in the event.

“We want to build off the momentum the strong women in the US and around the world started on January 21st. They set the tone with their leadership and it is our intention as a community to follow their lead and play our part. This will be an ALL inclusive and peaceful event!” reads the event page.

The event has been set for 11 June 2017, in order to coincide with the Capital Pride Festival.

“We urge all supporters, friends, and family to descend on DC for the Pride 2017 weekend (June 8-11th) to make sure our voices are heard. If you cannot attend the March in Washington, DC, we urge you to reach out to your local Pride organizations to assist in creating solidarity through your existing Pride events.

“Let’s make this truly a ‘National Pride March’ that spreads from coast to coast and shows solidarity through our Pride movement,” Bruinooge writes on the event page.

Related topics: US, Washington DC

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