Pride Month March Chant Goes Viral

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( – During the annual parade in New York City’s Tompkins Square Park, a group of LGBTQ activists and drag queens marched through the streets. This event, known as the Drag March, serves as the official start of NYC’s Pride Weekend. As participants made their way across Manhattan, they chanted phrases such as, “We’re here, we’re queer, we’re coming for your children.” It is important to note that these chants were heard alongside other slogans like “We’re here, we’re queer, we’re not going shopping.”

The timing of the parade holds significance as it coincides with the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a pivotal moment in the history of the gay rights movement in the United States. Videos capturing the lively atmosphere and enthusiastic crowds were widely shared on social media, amassing millions of views within a day.

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, an LGBT group, also participated in the march. This group made national headlines earlier in June when they were honored by the Los Angeles Dodgers during the team’s LGBTQ Pride event. The honoring of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence sparked protests from some individuals who held signs reading, “Men cannot be nuns/sisters.”

Conservative voices took to Twitter to express their thoughts on the chants from the march, and the video footage quickly gained substantial attention online. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, for instance, posted a tweet linking the movement to allegations of child abuse. She reintroduced the Protect Children’s Innocent Act, a bill aimed at criminalizing gender-affirming care for minors, which she had initially proposed earlier in the year. Greene claimed that the movement promoted procedures like mastectomies and castration on minors and contributed to a profitable child abuse industry within the medical field.

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