Home > In the News > Democracy Now: “Resist, Resist, Resist”: Thousands Protest Trump in Solidarity with LGBT Community at Stonewall in NYC

By Juan González | February 6, 2017

On Saturday, thousands of anti-Trump demonstrators supporting the LGBT community held a rally in front of the Stonewall Inn in New York City’s West Village. The site was recently designated by the Obama administration as a national monument for its historic role in the long fight for gay rights. On June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn. The people inside, led by transgender patrons, fought back. The ensuing riot launched the modern gay and lesbian rights movement. New York City elected officials, activists and celebrities spoke at Saturday’s event. We hear voices from the rally, including the first openly gay New York City Council member, Corey Johnson, as well as actress and model Hari Nef, actor Omar Sharif Jr. and transgender Mexican activist Ishalaa Ortega.

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