LGBT rights marches and rallies across the U.S.

On Monday, June 12, Gays Against Guns and 20 partnering LGBTQ nightclubs participated in the one-year anniversary honoring the 49 victims of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub massacre in New York City. The memorial, held at Sheridan Square in the West Village, was a solemn and joyfully defiant experience, as the tragedy that brought the fight for gun violence prevention directly into the LGBTQ nightlife community was remembered.

On Sunday, in the nation’s capital and dozens of other cities across the U.S., supporters of LGBT rights mobilized for marches and rallies, celebrating their gains but angered over threats to those advances.

The centerpiece event, the Equality March in Washington, was endorsed by virtually every major national advocacy group working on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. Leaders of those groups have been embittered by several actions of President Trump’s administration — including the rollback of federal guidance advising school districts to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice.

In Los Angeles, where the annual Pride parade was renamed  #ResistMarch, tens of thousands of people turned out to march in Hollywood, some carrying rainbow flags or signs reading “Love trumps hate.” Speakers at the event included Mayor Eric Garcetti and RuPaul, the host of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” (Getty/AP)

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People participate in a rally in New York City

On Monday June 12, 2017 Gays Against Guns and 20 partnering LGBTQ nightclubs participated in the one year anniversary remembering the 49 victims of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub massacre. (Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Participants dress in white in New York City

People dressed in white hold photos of victims from the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting during a memorial service and rally down the street from the historic Stonewall Inn, June 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

People participate in a rally in New York City

On Monday June 12, 2017 Gays Against Guns and 20 partnering LGBTQ nightclubs participated in the one year anniversary remembering the 49 victims of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub massacre. (Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Pulse survivor Keinon Carter speaks in New York City

Pulse survivor Keinon Carter speaks during a rally Gays Against Guns and 20 partnering LGBTQ nightclubs participated in for the one year anniversary remembering the 49 victims of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub massacre on June 12, 2017. (Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Rally participants hold signs in New York City

On Monday June 12, 2017 Gays Against Guns and 20 partnering LGBTQ nightclubs participated in the one year anniversary remembering the 49 victims of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub massacre. (Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Anthony LaMont waves to the crowd in New York City

Anthony LaMont waves to the crowd after singing a song during a memorial service and rally for the victims of the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting, down the street from the historic Stonewall Inn June 12, 2017 in New York City. Monday marks the one year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida that killed 49 people. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

People observe a moment of silence in New York City

People observe a moment of silence after victims names’ were read during a memorial service and rally for the victims of the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting, down the street from the historic Stonewall Inn June 12, 2017 in New York City. Monday marks the one year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida that killed 49 people. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

#ResistMarch participants gather in Los Angeles

Marchers gather to hear speakers at the end of the Los Angeles LGBTQ #ResistMarch, Sunday, June 11, 2017, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo: Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Participants march in Los Angeles

The annual Pride Parade is replaced with a Resist March as members of the LGBT community protest President Donald Trump in West Hollywood, Calif., on June 11, 2017. (Photo: Mike Blake/Reuters)

RuPaul addresses the crowd in Los Angeles

Actor and drag queen icon RuPaul addresses the crowd before a Resist March that replaced the annual Pride Parade in Los Angeles, Calif., on June 11, 2017. (Photo: Andrew Cullen/Reuters)

People participate in the #ResistMarch in Los Angeles

People participate in a Resist March that replaced the annual Pride Parade in Los Angeles, Calif., on June 11, 2017. (Photo: Andrew Cullen/Reuters)

People participate in the #ResistMarch in Los Angeles

People participate in a Resist March that replaced the annual Pride Parade in Los Angeles, Calif., on June 11, 2017. (Photo: Andrew Cullen/Reuters)

A marcher celebrates in Los Angeles

Marchers celebrate during the Los Angeles LGBTQ #ResistMarch, Sunday, June 11, 2017, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo: Mark J. Terrill/AP)

A marcher listens to speakers in Los Angeles

A marcher listens to speakers at the end of the Los Angeles LGBTQ #ResistMarch, Sunday, June 11, 2017, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo: Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Rally participants march past the White House

Equality March for Unity and Pride participants march past the White House in Washington, Sunday, June 11, 2017. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Close-up of a Harvey Milk and Queen Mother pin in Washington

San Diego, Calf., City Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez gives the thumbs up and wears a Harvey Milk pin and a Queen Mother pin during the Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington, Sunday, June 11, 2017. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Marchers unfurl a flag in Washington

Marchers unfurl a huge rainbow flag as they prepare to march in the Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington, Sunday, June 11, 2017. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Participants march towards the White House

The front of the Equality March for Unity and Pride moves down 17th Street NW toward the White House in Washington, Sunday, June 11, 2017. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

A marcher holds up a sign in Washington

A person holds up a sign that reads ‘Protect Expressions of Love & Self” during the Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington, Sunday, June 11, 2017. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

GALA Chorus members sing on the National Mall

GALA Chorus members from around the country sing on the National Mall with Capitol Hill in the background during the Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington, Sunday, June 11, 2017. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

An Equality marcher hold up a sign

A marcher hold a sign that reads “Love is Love is Love” on the National Mall with the Washington Monument in the background during the Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington, Sunday, June 11, 2017. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

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