Organizers of the LA Pride Parade have switched gears and decided to cancel this year’s Pride Parade and instead team up with the LGBT Resist March, which is scheduled to take place on June 11th. That is also the original date of the LA Pride Parade, which is one of the reasons for this change of plans.
The Nationwide Resist March is taking place in several major U.S. cities. The march will include some of Pride’s previously scheduled activities, such as performances and parties. “We’re doing everything we can to make sure that the people who come to the city, sometimes only once or twice a year, are going to see something familiar,” said Chris Classen, Christopher Street West president.
“I’m not happy that we’re this late in the process. We’re 90 days away [from the march] and I don’t know where we’re putting things, but we’re going to get there,” Classen added.
The march is in protest to the recent anti-LGBT stance of the new White House administration.
Following in the steps of the successful Women’s March that took place in January, the LGBT Resist March in Los Angeles will begin at Hollywood and Highland and participants will follow a 3.1 mile path down La Brea Avenue, ending eventually at San Vicente Boulevard.
It is estimated that approximately 500,000 attendees will be participating.