Tens of thousands of people packed the streets of Hollywood and West Hollywood on Sunday for the #ResistMarch, which replaced the historic L.A. Pride Parade. The underlying message for that change, according to #ResistMarch founder Brian Pendleton, is: “When they come for one of us, they come for all of us.”
“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,” Pendleton said in a statement. “When they come for one of us, they come for all of us. Which is why our diverse intersectional community must unite as one.”
Over 100 organizations partnered with organizers to support the #ResistMarch, which kicked off at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in Los Angeles. Those organizations include GLAAD, Planned Parenthood, Black Lives Matter, the ACLU, and several others. A U.S. congressional delegation and several local and state politicians also participated.
The march’s opening ceremony paid tribute to the one–year anniversary of the Orlando massacre.
“Instead of a Pride Parade meant to celebrate our past progress, we are going to march to ensure all our futures,” a statement from organizers said. “Not just LGBTQ+ people but all Americans and dreamers will be wrapped in the Rainbow Flag and our unique, diverse, intersectional voices will come together in one harmonized proclamation. We #Resist the efforts to divide us!”
Here are some of the scenes from Sunday’s energetic, lively, and historic march: