HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — 2020 Pride celebrations mark the 50th anniversary of annual LGBTQ+ Pride traditions as protests are erupting across the country in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
In a show of inclusivity and solidarity, volunteers painted “All Black Lives Matter” in the middle of the busy Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue intersection on Saturday to honor black LGBTQ+ people and the fight for justice nationwide.READ MORE: Girl Struck In Head By Unknown Object While Jogging In Culver City
The message was painted in assorted colors that represent diversity in the LGBTQ+ community, including the colors of the Rainbow flag and Transgender Pride Flag.READ MORE: Three Rushed To Trauma Centers From Five-Vehicle Crash In Costa Mesa
Similarly, earlier this month, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser had “Black Lives Matter” painted in yellow on a street leading to White House.
An All Black Lives Matter march is set to take place in Los Angeles on Sunday starting at 11 a.m. at Hollywood and Highland.MORE NEWS: Hot, Dry And Windy: Critical Fire Weather Coming To Southland
“The protest is in direct response to racial injustice, systemic racism, and all forms of oppression,” ABLM said on its website. “The LGBTQ+ community must extend its support to unite against oppression, police brutality, racism, transphobia, and the many other disparities disproportionately impacting the Black community.”