50 years of LGBTQ pride showcased in protests, parades

NEW YORK (AP) — Five decades of LGBTQ pride was celebrated Sunday as crowds gathered outside New York's historic Stonewall Inn to mark the 50th anniversary of the police raid that sparked the modern-day gay rights movement, as other cities throughout the country planned massive parades.

More than 2,000 people gathered Sunday morning outside the bar where patrons resisted a police raid in 1969 to kick off the counter-march prior to the larger parade slated to start later in the day.

The organizers of the Queer Liberation March said the larger Pride parade has become too commercialized and heavily policed.

"What's important to remember is that this is a protest against the monetization of the Pride parade, against the police brutality of our community, against the poor treatment of sections of our community, of black and brown folk, of immigrants," said Jake Seller, a 24-year-old Indiana native who now lives in Brooklyn and worked as one of the march's volunteers.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Five decades of LGBTQ pride was celebrated Sunday as crowds gathered outside New York's historic Stonewall Inn to mark the 50th anniversary of the police raid that sparked the modern-day gay rights movement, as other cities throughout the country planned massive parades.

More than 2,000 people gathered Sunday morning outside the bar where patrons resisted a police raid in 1969 to kick off the counter-march prior to the larger parade slated to start later in the day.

The organizers of the Queer Liberation March said the larger Pride parade has become too commercialized and heavily policed.

"What's important to remember is that this is a protest against the monetization of the Pride parade, against the police brutality of our community, against the poor treatment of sections of our community, of black and brown folk, of immigrants," said Jake Seller, a 24-year-old Indiana native who now lives in Brooklyn and worked as one of the march's volunteers.

Protesters carried anti-Trump and queer liberation signs, chanting, "Whose streets?
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