Person holding a LGBTQ flag in a parade

Black Lives Matter and the LGBTQ+ community joined forces

During these unique times we are urged to social distance and stay at home but these two strong movements peacefully took their opinions to the streets in Minneapolis to honor George Floyd and Pride Parade, read about it below.   

By  Kelsey Miller
  • Pride and Black Lives Matter came together this weekend for a meaningful demonstration in Minneapolis, where George Floyd was brutally murdered by Police on May 25th 2020.
  • Large crowds gathered without respecting social distancing or any COVID-19 measures. 
  • Coronavirus cases are again in rise after all the massive protests across the United States.

Sunday marked the start of the Stonewall Riots 51 years ago in Greenwich Village in New York, which went down in history as a momentous time and major step forward for LGBTQ rights.

All these years later, Minneapolis' LGBTQ+ community showed out to honor the anniversary while continuing to voice support to Black Lives Matter and remembering Floyd's death.

Love is Love sign in the protests

A massive gathering gathered in front of Minneapolis Police Station where people chanted, rallied and expressed support for Black Trans Lives in a demonstration of unity.

The police building was completely blocked off to the public with military-style barricades and wall barriers. Those meaningful gatherings of BLM and Pride showed the world justice and equality can be a powerful.

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