A number of leading political figures will participate in the Resist March scheduled for June 11.
Those scheduled so far include U.S. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader; U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff, whose district includes West Hollywood; U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters; West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman; transgender activist Bamby Salcedo; Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, and activist musicians Haim and Adam Lambert and Margaret Cho.
The Resist March, which will replace this year’s L.A. Pride parade, will begin at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland at 8 a.m. There will be an opening ceremony and remarks at 9 a.m. The march is scheduled to being between 9:30 and 10 a.m. It will end at Santa Monica Boulevard and LaPeer in West Hollywood with a rally and other speakers. More speakers are expected to be announced.
Brian Pendleton, organizer of the Resist March, is quoted in a press release as saying its mission is “to march in unity with those who believe that America’s strength is its diversity. Not just LGBTQ+ people but all Americans and dreamers will be wrapped in the Rainbow Flag with unique, diverse, intersectional voices gathering together. We are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. We are people of color. We are people of different faiths. We are people of all genders and no gender. We are immigrants. We are dreamers. We are people with disabilities. We are parents. We are allies. The #ResistMarch is to send a clear message that we will resist being divided from each other.”