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June is Pride month, and June 28 is a celebrated day in LGBTQ history as it is the anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in New York City on June 28, 1969. Most cities have canceled their Pride events and parades because of the coronavirus pandemic. But apparently not everyone got the message, especially in Chicago, where a massive crowd gathered.

“Aerial footage shows massive crowds rallying to celebrate #Pride in Chicago,” the Bloomberg QuickTake Twitter account posted on Sunday with a video that featured people amassing with little or no social distancing.

Chicago’s annual Pride Parade was canceled this year due to COVID-19 concerns, but another event called “reclaim Pride” was organized and hundreds of people gathered in the Windy City. There was also a Pride Without Prejudice Rally that had anti-Trump signs.

Thousands also gathered in New York City for the Queer Liberation March. Social distancing was rarely practiced at that event as well.

During a Pride march in New York City, there were clashes between NYPD cops and demonstrators.

The huge LGBTQ events happened on the same day that the coronavirus pandemic reached a new milestone — surpassing 10 million confirmed coronavirus cases and more than half of a million COVID-19 deaths worldwide.

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11 Comments
  • Rhys says:

    I’m not sure how many of these folks are already on HIV meds, but it doesn’t seem like a good idea to be trying to get a seriously deadly virus.

  • TRUMP 2020 says:

    Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish!

  • Evangeline says:

    Huge protest rallies and this are just fine with CNN and the Dems. But God forbid Trump should hold a rally! Just by the fact that protesters blocked the entrance to the rally, and Dems ordered fake tickets to try to keep Trump supporters from going and the left owners of the stadium only let a certain amount of people in, shows how PATHETICALLY DESPERATE THEY ARE. So afraid Donald Trump will win.

  • Stephen Russell says:

    Watch virus spread from protests alone, has 2 spread vs other locales,
    See rise among Gay populace??

  • CF
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