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Pride parade marches with new urgency across the United States

New York — The Pride Parade begins Sunday in New York City and across the country and is earned through glittering confetti, cheering crowds, fluttering rainbow flags, and decades of activity. There was a new fear of losing the freedom that was done.

Annual marches in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, etc., in a ruling of abortion, signaled that a conservative judge in the Supreme Court should reconsider the right to same-sex marriage 2 It was done a day later. Same-sex marriage recognized in 2015.

"We are here to make a statement," said 31-year-old Mercedes Sharp, who traveled from Massachusetts to Manhattan. All other years seem to be the way we usually celebrate it. This will really stand out. I think many angry people, not just women, angry men, angry women.

Thousands of people (many decorated in pride colours) lined up on the parade route through Manhattan, cheering as floats and marchers passed by. Organizers announced this weekend that the Planned Parenthood delegation will be at the forefront of the parade.

In Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot called the Supreme Court's ruling a "temporary retreat," and the Sunday event was "not just a celebration of pride, but an opportunity to settle for a fight. ".

"We do not live in a world where our rights are deprived or rolled back from us," said Chicago's first openly gay mayor. Wrightfoot, the first black woman to set up an office, said. ..

In San Francisco, some marches and spectators were holding signs condemning the court's decision to have an abortion. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who rode a convertible with Gavel and Rainbow fans, said a large number of people admitted that Americans upheld gay rights.

"Despite our unconstitutional majority in court, our country knows and loves our LGBTQI + community," she told KGO-TV. rice field.

Warning shots from the National Supreme Court enact a year of the LGBTQ community, including legislation in several states that limit discussions on sexual orientation and gender identity with children. Came after the above defeat.

As anti-homosexual sentiment resurfaces, some are calling for the parade to return to their roots — a long street party in Brock, a more obvious civil rights movement.

'It's a gay life celebration from advocacy and protest statements, "67-year-old Sean Clakin recently talked about New York City's annual parade with a drink at Julius. Also, one of the oldest gay bars in Greenwich Village, Manhattan.

As he remembers, the parade once rebelled against and pushed the oppressive mainstream, who saw gay, lesbian, and transgender people as worthless outsiders. did.

'To be as happy and empowered as it may be currently accepted in the mainstream,' Crakin said.

New York's first Pride March (then called Christopher Street Liberation Day March) commemorates the first anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion caused by a police raid on a gay bar in Manhattan. It was held in 1970. ..

San Francisco's first march was in 1972 and has been held annually since then, except for the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Celebration is now global, held in multiple countries throughout the year, and many of the largest parades are held in June. One of the largest in the world was held on June 19th in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In the United States, this year's celebration will be held in a potential crisis.

In a Supreme Court ruling that withdrew the right to abortion on Friday, Judge Clarence Thomas decided in 2015 to legalize same-sex marriage and in 2003 to withdraw the law that criminalizes homosexuals. Also agreed that it should be reconsidered. Sex.

Jackie English, a New York City parade spectator, said she and her fiancé Dana hadn't dated their wedding yet, but had a new sense of urgency. ..

"Now we're feeling a little pressure," she said, adding that "we might make the gun jump a little sooner, because what if that right is deprived of us?" mosquito".

Recently, more than 12 states have enacted legislation that goes against the interests of the LGBTQ community. This includes legislation prohibiting references to sexual orientation in Florida school curriculums and the threat of prosecution against parents who allow children to take their children. Gender-verifying care in Texas.

Some states have legislation prohibiting transgender athletes from participating in team sports that match the specified gender.

According to a defamation prevention league survey released earlier this week, members of the LGBTQ community were more likely to experience harassment than any other group. Two-thirds of the respondents said they were harassed, and more than half said they were the result of their sexual orientation.

In recent years, divisions have begun over how to commemorate the Stonewall, with more protest-oriented debris group events.

In New York City, the Queer Liberation March was held at the same time as the traditional parade, injecting companies that currently dominate pride, and as a countermeasure against a politician-rich parade involving police. I call myself. Celebration.

The San Francisco parade was characterized by the return of police in uniforms banned in 2020 after a 2019 confrontation with a sit-in protester who stopped the parade. Critics have accused them of using excessive force. On Sunday, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott wore a formal uniform and handed out a small rainbow pride flag to the audience. 55}

'Recent Roev. The overthrow of Wade caused a very strong uproar about what happened. " parade. "As you can see here, the crowd seems to be very lively about what they can do next."