Across the US, marches and rallies in support of LGBT rights

The No Justice No Pride movement takes issue with Capital Pride

Police Chief Peter Newsham said: "We anticipated this".

Another protest participant, Emmelia Talarico, said in the press release, "Corporations that desecrate Native land, manufacture weapons and support private prisons ― and law enforcement agencies that proportionately harass, kill, and arrest queer and trans people of color ― can not be considered LGBT "allies" unless you believe that Black, Latinx, Muslim, and indigenous queer, trans and two spirit individuals aren't actually part of the LGBT community". "As an indigenous person and as a queer person, I can not understand why Capital Pride would work with an organization that is actively causing harm to our community members".

Protesters affiliated with the group No Justice, No Pride blocked this year's Capital Pride Parade on three separate occasions, delaying the parade and forcing participants to use an alternative route, in protest of the participation of police officers and certain corporate sponsors.

"We need to be out here to tell people that God loves them for who they are and who they love", said the Rev. Alex Dyer, 38, an Episcopal priest from Washington who marched in the parade with his husband and 2-year-old daughter.

"Knowing that they know you exist and they're looking after you, it feels like they really have your back and you're not doing stuff alone", Nievera said. "I just don't know that doing it against our own community is a productive way to go".

This year is the third year for the New Orleans Pride Parade, which is held each year at the end of Pride Week.

Attendees can explore 300 exhibitors, including restaurants and food vendors, local businesses and community groups, national sponsors and more.

While attendance is free for the public, the Capital Pride Alliance encourages donations. The VIP Festival Experience is $200 with an $11.50 service fee, and the Pride Concert Pit Pass for all ages is $35 with a $3.26 service fee.

Pets are requested to stay home due to large crowds and the hot weather that's expected.

Shelly Snyder with the Ohio River Valley PRIDE Coalition says it means a lot to her to see so many people as part of this year's event. Our members are black, brown, queer, trans, gender nonconforming, bisexual, indigenous, two-spirit, formerly incarcerated, disabled, white allies and together we recognize that there can be no pride for some of us without liberation for all of us.

The parade started at Washington around 10 a.m. and ended at EXPO New Mexico.

The march Sunday, which will commemorate the upcoming anniversary of the shooting deaths of 49 people and wounding of more than 50 others at gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, comes despite Trump's promises during the campaign to be a "friend" to the gay community. Participants in that parade honored the victims of the massacre.

A flyer from No Justice No Pride handed out at the Capital Pride Parade.

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