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Across US, thousands rallying and marching for LGBT rights

In Washington, Los Angeles, and dozens of cities in between, thousands of people took to the streets on Sunday to celebrate and defend the rights of LGBTQ communities.

"I've been out here since the '70s, so it's good to see so many young people", he said. Said marcher Margot Richards. "I'm here with my son to show him that love is love and we will continue to march until we have equality for all", a marcher identified as Rannika reportedly said. They and other speakers urged marchers to not just show up to events like these, but become part of the political process. "Many groups are being marginalized in our community". "We thought where do we want to march to make a truly Quad-City event, and this way, we can march to Rock Island". "We will resist completely", Timothy Kaine, who came to Washington, D.C., from OH, told the PBS NewsHour. Fairness. When do we want it? The atmosphere was peaceful and contained.

The rally in Hartford brought members of the LGBTQ community and their allies together, people of all different backgrounds.

At marches and rallies across the country, participants walked with joy and pride, carrying giant rainbow flags and poignant posters exclaiming phrases like "Love Has No Gender" and "Protect Trans Kids". -Photo by Chanila German, Assistant Copy Editor. "I just think pride is a really, really important thing to keep continuing in this sort of environment and just showing everyone that we're here and we're not going away".

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"I have been hearing rumors about some senators speaking here", said Ryan Berger, news director and senior political science major at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

According to the national march website, the goal was to "peacefully and clearly address concerns about the current political landscape and how it is contributing to the persecution and discrimination of LGBTQ individuals".

At the end of the event, Grites reflected back on the march and said, "A lot of the protests in the Capital are peaceful, which is great". Corey Houlihan is one of them.

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