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Who Is The Pride Parade For Today? We Hear From LGBTQ Listeners About What Pride Signifies




Participants seen at the LA Pride Parade on June 09, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.
Participants seen at the LA Pride Parade on June 09, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.
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On Sunday, thousands took part in the 49th annual Los Angeles Pride parade in the West Hollywood neighborhood.

Celebrations will continue to happen far and wide in several cities around the world this month.

In the present political atmosphere, members of the LGBTQ community have expressed feeling targeted by the Trump administration’s policies.

At the same time, there is more acceptance and recognition for the LGBTQ community in many of the world’s urban centers than there has been in the past.

In Los Angeles, for example, elected officials joined the parade as did dozens of officers from local law enforcement agencies, signaling the evolution of the L.A. Pride parade over the course of its history.

If you identify as LGBTQ and attended Pride yesterday, what did the parade mean to you? With the growing acceptance of gay and lesbian couples in Los Angeles, has Pride taken on a different meaning? If you’ve attended past Pride parades, has its significance shifted over the years?

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