The Parade took a moment to honour the victims of one of the worst hate-crime massacres in the US.
The Pride Parade is known for its raucous and exuberant celebrations. But on Sunday, a different mood set upon the marchers, who honoured the victims of the terrible Orlando massacre where an armed gunman shot dead 49 people in a gay bar. One group walked with a moving tribute as they held pictures of every victim of the Orlando nightclub shooting.
Standing in front of marchers holding a “We Are Orlando” banner and carrying photos of the victims, the master of ceremonies, John Weber, broke the silence. “What happens to one of us happens to — ,” he started. “Happens to all of us”, completed the emotional crowd.
The Parade has long been a symbol of love and solidarity in the LGBTQ community and many travelled from various parts of the world to indulge in the same in such difficult times.
But no matter what, the LGBTQ community has managed to emerge even stronger everytime it suffers such heartbreaking setbacks. Their powerful spirit can be seen in the multiple Pride Week celebrations. Here are some pictures:
New York City Pride
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