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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 7:30 pm
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The Resist March promises to be
an inspirational and exciting event!
Join PFLAG Los Angeles on
Sunday, June 11 - 8am
Meet us on the sidewalk in front of Mann’s Chinese Theater (6925 Hollywood Blvd) - no later than 8am. Look for us wearing our red PFLAG T-shirts. After 8am we may change our location before the march actually starts moving - so arrive early!
Make signs, wear your red PFLAG Los Angeles T-shirts (or just wear red). Don’t forget sunblock, a hat, snacks a charged up cell phone and lots of water. Bring your signs, your enthusiasm, your authentic selves and show up ready to march the 3.2 mile route.
Organizers are expecting thousands of people, so if you can’t find the PFLAG Los Angeles group or if you arrive late, know 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.
Please take into consideration your own abilities – it's a long walk on a day that may be hot and sunny. If you feel you can't do the whole route, consider joining the march at a midway point, perhaps Santa Monica and Crescent Heights, and walking the remainder of the way.
Or, possibly join everyone at the end of the march at the intersection of Santa Monica Blvd and Robertson in West Hollywood. They promise an epic rally where community and national leaders will speak about why it’s more important than ever be unified to change the direction of our country.
And remember. This march will take a morning, but resistance to the attacks on the civil liberties of LGBTQ persons, immigrants, ethnic minorities, Muslims and the poor has to go on every day. Keep checking our Take Action page to see what you actions you can take to keep the United States truly the land of the free.
PLACE: Mann’s Chinese Theater - on sidewalk
(6925 Hollywood Blvd) current route map
TIME: Arrive no later than 8:00 am
DRESS: Wear a red T-shirt! It's not mandatory.
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.
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
March Route (click to view)
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!