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PopWrapped | LGBT

Hillary Clinton Marches In NYC Pride Parade

Kristina Atienza | PopWrapped Author

Kristina Atienza

Updated 07/4/2016 12:05pm
Hillary Clinton Marches In NYC Pride Parade | Hillary Clinton
Media Courtesy of facebook.com

All around America, people are gathering in different cities to celebrate pride month. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton joined in on the festivities in New York City!

After more than 40 years since the very first Pride Parade in New York City, thousands of people filled the streets of New York City to celebrate Pride with love and support for the LGBT community. One notable presence was the presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

The former Secretary of State was walking proudly along the streets of New York in a teal pantsuit, being greeted by the warm reception by some of her supporters as she walked in the parade. Clinton marched for two blocks near the iconic Stonewall Inn, happily waving a rainbow flag and greeting some of her supporters as she walked.

Clinton's entourage also featured New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Reverend Al Sharpton and New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray.

Clinton's twitter handle was also changed to rainbow colors in honor of the Pride celebration.

The nominee's presence at the parade goes along with Clinton's show of support for the LGBT community after the tragic shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

"Hate has absolutely no place in America," Clinton said shortly after the tragedy. "Please know that you have millions of allies across our country. I am one of them.  We will keep fighting for your right to live freely, openly and without fear."

According to Clinton's website, her presidency would aim to fight for equality for LGBT Americans, honor the members of the community who also served in our military, improve conditions for members of the LGBT community at all ages,  fight for affordable treatment for those with HIV/AIDS, protect transgender rights and promote LGBT Human Rights around the world.

Her presence and support of the community, is a lot more than rival presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump could claim. Despite Trump's statement claiming he is a "real friend" of the gay community, he has previously stated that he opposes gay marriage and would nominate a Supreme Court Justice to overturn the landmark decision that allowed same-sex marriage.

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