''We have to be here, we have to stick together,'' says demonstrator Dakota Fabro during the Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington, D.C.. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Thousands of protesters took part in the national Equality March for Unity and Pride on Sunday (June 11) in Washington, DC. Organizers say the march aims to highlight discrimination and calls for increased LGBT rights. "I think we have an administration that is pointedly and deliberately not recognizing gay people, gay rights, trans rights and we've made so much progress over the last eight years, I'm not prepared to let that go," said Nigel Williams from Atlanta, Georgia. Many demonstrators said they wanted U.S. President Donald Trump and White House staff to recognize June as gay pride month. Others said they disagreed with the Trump administration's decision to revoke landmark guidance to public schools letting transgender students use the bathrooms of their choice, reversing a signature initiative of former Democratic President Barack Obama. Gay pride events are scheduled for major cities across the United States this month, some of them this weekend.