LGBTQ pride month rally held at City Hall

LGBTQ pride month rally at City Hall

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — June is Pride Month, and demonstrations for equality are happening all over the country, including in downtown Colorado Springs.

About 100 people gathered in front of City Hall Sunday afternoon to show their support for the LGBTQ community in our area.

Ryan Barry, organizer of the event, said he’s seen too much violence against the LGBTQ community to stay quiet.

“We’re not going to go away just because now we can get married with a piece of paper,” Barry said.

Barry grew up in Colorado Springs, and has lived here ever since. He said he is proud of the progress the city has made toward equality, but we still have a long way to go.

“It’s just so important right now for us to come together and show that we are still a cohesive force,” Barry said. “We are still a force to be reckoned with.”

We also spoke to a woman who is transgender named Shari. She said she has personally faced so much discrimination that she feels like she needs to stand up for herself and her fellow LGBTQ community members. She said it’s time to build a society that is a society for all.

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