National Pride March

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National Pride March
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March participants in Washington, D.C.
DateJune 11, 2017 (2017-06-11)
Location Washington, D.C., United States

The National Pride March, also known as the Equality March for Unity and Pride [1] and LGBT Resist March, [2] [3] [4] occurred on June 11, 2017, in conjunction with Washington, D.C.'s annual pride parade, Capital Pride. The event was organized by New York gay activist David Bruinooge. [5] By late January 2017, more than 50,000 people had expressed interest in attending the event on its Facebook page. [6] The march also commemorated the 49 victims of the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting. [7]


Thousands gathered for the march in Washington, D.C., which went past the White House and on toward the U.S. Capitol. [8]

Satellite demonstrations

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Demonstrators in Minneapolis

Cities hosting pride events in conjunction with the national campaign include:

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