mcloudyn.png
Wednesday November 25th, 2020 10:52PM

NYC Pride March concludes month of Stonewall commemorations

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is throwing a massive LGBTQ Pride march as other cities including San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle also host parades commemorating the 50th anniversary of the clash between police and gay bar patrons that sparked the modern gay rights movement.

New York's Pride march kicks off at noon Sunday with 677 contingents including community groups, major corporations and cast members from FX's "Pose." Organizers say they expect 150,000 people to march, with hundreds of thousands more lining the streets to watch.

A smaller Queer Liberation March is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. at the Stonewall Inn, the bar where patrons resisted a police raid in 1969, and will head to Central Park for a rally. The organizers of the queer march say the larger Pride event has become too commercialized and too heavily policed.

The Pride march concludes a month of Stonewall commemorations in New York that included rallies, parties, film showings and a human rights conference. The celebration coincides with WorldPride, an international LGBTQ event that started in Rome in 2000 and was held in New York this past week.

Other Pride events will take place Sunday around the U.S. and the world.

In San Francisco, a contingent of Google employees petitioned the Pride parade's board of directors to revoke Google's sponsorship over what they called harassment and hate speech directed at LGBTQ people on YouTube and other Google platforms.

San Francisco Pride declined to revoke Google's sponsorship or remove the company from the parade, but Pride officials said the Google critics could protest the company's policies as part of the parade's "Resistance Contingent."

In Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, the city's first openly gay mayor, will be one of seven grand marshals.

___

Find complete AP Stonewall anniversary coverage here: https://apnews.com/Stonewallat50

  • Associated Categories: U.S. News, Associated Press (AP), AP National News, AP Online National News, Top U.S. News short headlines, Top General short headlines
© Copyright 2020 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Baby lobster numbers spell trouble for shellfish population
Baby lobsters are continuing to appear in high numbers off some parts of Canada while tailing off New England, raising questions about what the valuable shellfish's population will look like in several years
8:29AM ( 19 minutes ago )
Schumer: ATF should investigate Dominican Republic deaths
The Senate's top Democrat says the federal government must do more to investigate the deaths of Americans who traveled to the Dominican Republic
7:50AM ( 57 minutes ago )
Trump administration agrees to delay health care rule
Trump administration agrees to postpone implementing "conscience" rule that would protect health care workers who object to procedures on moral or religious grounds
6:08AM ( 2 hours ago )
U.S. News
Baby lobster numbers spell trouble for shellfish population
Baby lobsters are continuing to appear in high numbers off some parts of Canada while tailing off New England, raising questions about what the valuable shellfish's population will look like in several years
8:29AM ( 19 minutes ago )
Schumer: ATF should investigate Dominican Republic deaths
The Senate's top Democrat says the federal government must do more to investigate the deaths of Americans who traveled to the Dominican Republic
7:50AM ( 57 minutes ago )
Trump administration agrees to delay health care rule
Trump administration agrees to postpone implementing "conscience" rule that would protect health care workers who object to procedures on moral or religious grounds
6:08AM ( 2 hours ago )
Oregon state senator who threatened police faces complaint
A formal complaint has been filed against an Oregon Republican state senator who drew criticism for threatening state police amid a GOP walkout over climate legislation
6:31PM ( 14 hours ago )
Oregon Republican senators end walkout over carbon bill
Republican lawmakers have returned to the Oregon Senate, ending a walkout over a carbon emissions bill they said would harm their rural constituents
6:14PM ( 14 hours ago )