Earlier today, several hundred LGBT activists, allies, and religious leader supporters held a rally in Union Square Park, where leaders spoke in support of marriage equality. Activists then marched to Sheridan Square in Greenwich Village and assembled outside the historic Stonewall Inn.
The rally and march was organized by the LGBT equality group, Queer Rising, and had been endorsed by many groups, including Connecting Rainbows. Video and photographs copyright by Louis Flores 2011 for and on behalf of Connecting Rainbows.
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