Following the Women’s March on Washington last weekend, momentum is building for a national LGBT march on the capital this summer.
New York gay activist David Bruinooge is working with Capital Pride to host a National Pride March on June 11, the same day as D.C.’s annual Pride festival.
A Facebook page and Twitter account have already been made. On the event page, at least 22,000 said they would attend, and many commenters talk enthusiastically about having already reserved their hotel rooms in anticipation of the march.
Bruinooge told the Washington Blade that, as he watched the Women’s March, he thought “in the back of my mind as an openly gay man I thought the gay community should be doing something like this to follow up on the momentum.”
The details are still being worked out, and there is some concern that a march during Pride month might draw away from local Pride events around the country. However, according to the Facebook page, “we can all march in solidarity across the country. Our community is large enough to fill all the Pride Events scheduled for that weekend.”
For more about the proposed march, check out the event page.