Taking Pride back to its original riotous roots, this weekend Los Angeles' celebrations were less about shirtless boys on corporate sponsorship and more about angry resistance to the country's tyrannical Commander in Chief.
Brian Pendelton, who organized the march, explained to the LA Times that the LGBTQ+ community would be "lending our iconic rainbow flag to anyone who feels like their rights are under threat and to anyone who feels like America's strength is its diversity. The political climate we find ourselves in has driven us to galvanize and unite."
Inspired by January's Women's March, #ResistMarch aims to show our country's leaders that queers "will resist being driven back into the closet by regressive policies."
#ResistMarch serves as a reminder that Pride began as a riot--an explosion of anger at the status quo and a refusal to be quiet. Marches like this prove that queer anger, solidarity and power are as potent and powerful as ever.