With rainbow flags and signs in hand, dozens of LGBTQ supporters gathered at the ITC intersection in Tamuning on Friday to protest in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
The demonstration was organized by Guam Pride and GALA Guam to join the millions of people around the world calling for racial equality and an end to police brutality.
A statement from Guam Pride says that Pride Month commemorates the Stonewall Riots, a series of violent protests led by trans activists of color which took place in June of 1969 that is regarded as the start of the LGBTQ civil rights movement.
“We condemn racism, racist violence, and police brutality,” Guam Pride stated. “And we pledge to continue combatting discrimination by working and being of service to all.”