Sunday, June 24, 2018 07:02PM
NEW YORK (WABC) -- Rainbow flags are the order of the day in New York City and in cities around the world in celebration of gay pride.
At least two million people were expected as the 49th annual Pride March made its way through Midtown and Greenwich Village Sunday.
The event commemorates the riots that erupted in response to a police raid at a New York gay bar called the Stonewall Inn in June 1969.
Onlookers and participants in New York noted those origins at Sunday's event, which was both a celebration of the diversity of LGBT culture and a statement against anti-LGBT policies promoted by President Donald Trump, such as the Republican president's attempt to ban all transgender people from serving in the military. They also spoke out against policies aimed at other communities, like immigrants and minorities.
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Published on June 26, 2018 | OutRight Action International an LGBT human rights organization