Madison Celebrates Pride Month Through a Local Storytelling Event

Madison Celebrates Pride Month Through a Local Storytelling Event

Madison Celebrates Pride Month Through a Local Storytelling Event

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (3rd L, Front) and his wife Chirlane McCray (4th L, Front) attend the 2018 New York City Pride Parade in New York, the United States, on June 24, 2018.

Many attendees said they view the annual parade as a way to show the nation that the gay community still has a long way to go to gain full acceptance in society.

Two years ago, activists from Black Lives Matter brought the Pride Parade to a halt demanding, among other things, police be banned from marching in uniform.

"I think the march is a good opportunity to showcase the variety of the LGBT community and a lot of the most pressing issues people are facing now", said Ryan Thoreson, a researcher at Human Rights Watch who specializes in LGBTQ issues and attended the march. The theme of this year's march was "Defiantly Different".

Once again, uniformed police officers were not permitted to join in the festivities.

Rainbow flags are the order of the day in New York City and in cities around the world in celebration of gay pride. "What changed was the re-emergence of that feeling, of that feeling of a lack of safety", said Olivia Nuamah. "I am wearing this because of what is happening with the police and what has come to light with the Bruce McArthur charges".


At least 100,000 people are expected for the parade alone, and organizers estimate nearly 1 million people for the whole weekend.

"There is so much that needs to be done", Singh said.

She marched alongside with federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, who pointed out that Pride is a "revolutionary movement to take space for a community that has always been marginalized".

In San Francisco, a weekend of gay pride events was finishing with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Parade and March through the city.

Outgoing and openly gay Premier Kathleen Wynne had a message for Ford.

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