PARENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS ALLIED WITH THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY
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Sunday, June 11
PLACE: PFLAG Los Angeles will gather near an intersection to be determined - check back soon!
TIME: Arrive by 7:30 am. Don't be late!!!
DRESS: Wear a red T-shirt! It's not mandatory,
but most of us will be decked out in red.
PFLAG Los Angeles T-shirts
available with a donation.
Your pre-paid shirt will at our gathering area
before the march starts.
No shirts will be available for purchase at the march.
TIPS: Eat a good breakfast that morning. Bring water, sunscreen, a hat and snacks. Arrive early!
RULES: This is a peaceful march. Let's show our leaders what remarkable people we are.
PARKING: Think ahead and develop a parking strategy!
Consider taking the LA Metro's Red Line to the Hollywood and Highland Station.
Or if two or more will be attending, consider taking two cars, parking one in the vicinity of where the march will end, then car pool and park somewhere near where the march begins. This way when the march is over you can carpool back.
Check resistmarch.org/resistkit-travel for their travel suggestions.
FINALLY: Come prepared to show your solidarity. We're looking forward to seeing you!
Organizers are expecting thousands of people, so don't be concerned if you can't find the PFLAG Los Angeles group or if you want to start later or at a point further down the route. You'll be walking with like-minded people who share your concerns. Strike up a conversation with those around you. You'll meet some kindred spirits, and make some new friends.
Visit www.resistmarch.org and click the
“Tell Us Your Coming” red button and provide
your contact information. As they get
more detailed information, they’ll email it to you!
L.A. PRIDE 2017 June 10-11
This year LA Pride is hosting a
human rights march instead of a parade!
In 1970, the first ever permitted Pride Parade was hosted in Los Angeles and it was a civil rights march. On June 11, 2017, it returns to its roots. Instead of a Pride Parade meant to celebrate LGBTQ past progress, this year's march aims to ensure all our futures.
The march is called the #ResistMarch and is in unity with sister marches taking place in other cities across the nation, including the inspiring Women’s March in January.
Because the LGBTQ+ community includes people of every race, religion, philosophical belief, immigration status, gender and sexual orientation, it is the perfect group to host such a march.
This human rights march is a peaceful declaration of resistance against the gathering forces in government that intend take away our hard-won basic human rights. We resist forces that would divide us. We resist those who would take our liberty. We resist homophobia, xenophobia, sexism and racism.
The march is open to everyone who believes in compassion, tolerance and acceptance of all American citizens and Dreamers. We welcome all ages, sexual orientations and gender identities. We also welcome all who want to stand up for women’s rights, immigrant rights, diversity, and truth. This is a day of celebration and a renewed focus on political and social activism.
This human rights march is not a Red event. It’s not a Blue event, either. It is a Red, White, and Blue event for all Americans and Dreamers who believe that our country’s strength is its diversity.
The 3.2 mile #ResistMarch route will start with speakers at 8am in Los Angeles, at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland and end with a rally in West Hollywood (Santa Monica Blvd and Robertson) that will include members of government, activists and special guest appearances. Bring your signs, your enthusiasm, your authentic selves and show up ready to march!
Portable bathrooms throughout the designated march route.
LA Pride Festival gates will open at 11am. We will have additional video screens and audio speakers available inside of the LA Pride Festival event area to broadcast the #ResistMarch rally. Once the rally has concluded, regular festival programming will begin!
March Route (click to view)