Reclaim Pride’s ‘Queer Liberation March’ in Photos

New York City's Pride Parade has evolved into an annual party, complete with corporate sponsorships and logos drowning out the original message of Pride, for some in the LGBTQ community. The Reclaim Pride Coalition staged their own smaller "Queer Liberation March" before the city's bigger pride parade as a protest to the over-commercialization of the event.

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Activists lie on Sixth Avenue during the Queer Liberation March on June 30, 2019, in New York City. The Queer Liberation March, organized by the Reclaim Pride Coalition, began as a protest of the much larger NYC Pride March, which some have accused of being too corporate-sponsored and too strict on participation requirements.
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Activists lie on Sixth Avenue during the Queer Liberation March on June 30, 2019m, in New York City. The march marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in the Greenwich Village.
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Activists participate in the Queer Liberation March on June 30, 2019, in New York City.
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A Queer Liberation marcher poses at a New York City Fire Department station during the Queer Liberation March on June 30, 2019 in New York City. The march marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village.
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An activist holds a sign in support of people with HIV during the anti-corporation Queer Liberation March on June 30, 2019, in New York City.
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Marchers gather during the Queer Liberation March, the anti-corporation march taking place before the 2019 Pride March in New York, June 30, 2019.
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A couple kisses before the Queer Liberation March on June 30, 2019, in New York City.
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Marchers gather during the Queer Liberation March, the smaller anti-corporation march taking place before the 2019 Pride March in New York, June 30, 2019.
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Marchers gather during the Queer Liberation March in New York, June 30, 2019.
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Marchers gather during the Queer Liberation March, the smaller, anti-corporation march taking place before the 2019 Pride March in New York, June 30, 2019.
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Marchers gather during the Queer Liberation March, the anti-corporate march taking place before the 2019 Pride March in New York, June 30, 2019.
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Marchers gather during the Queer Liberation March, the anti-corporate march taking place before the 2019 Pride March in New York, June 30, 2019.
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Activists shout slogans at police during the Queer Liberation March on June 30, 2019, in New York City.
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Marchers gather during the Queer Liberation March, June 30, 2019, in New York City.
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Marchers gather during the Queer Liberation March, the smaller march taking place before the 2019 Pride March in New York June 30, 2019, marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
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A demonstrator as seen in the Queer Liberation March on June 30, 2019, in New York City.
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Activists march during the Queer Liberation March on June 30, 2019, in New York City.
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