Thousands are attending an LGBT Solidarity Rally this afternoon organized by City Councilman Corey Johnson at the Stonewall Inn in New York City.
The rally received responses from more than 36,000 people on its Facebook event page.
From the New Civil Rights Movement:
The rally, scheduled for 2 p.m. Eastern, is backed by a coalition of more than 60 groups, including pro-immigration, refugee support and LGBT organizations. In addition to Johnson, it is being co-sponsored by dozens of other lawmakers including New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
“Join us in front of the Stonewall Inn as we stand in solidarity with every immigrant, asylum seeker, refugee and every person impacted by Donald Trump’s illegal, immoral, unconstitutional and un-American executive orders," the Facebook page for the rally states. "We will also speak out against Trump’s selection of the most anti-LGBT nominees and appointees in modern history.”
As of Saturday afternoon, 11,000 people planned to attend the rally, with another 25,000 listed as "interested."
The Guardian notes that the rally is being fueled in part by rumors this week that Trump planned to rescind President Barack Obama's LGBT nondiscrimination order for contractors, or sign a new anti-LGBT "religious freedom" executive order.
In just a few minutes, the street has filled out for the #LGBTSolidarityRally in front of #Stonewall in NYC pic.twitter.com/FrDlvStcfN— Mathew Rodriguez (@mathewrodriguez) February 4, 2017
Massive turnout at Stonewall. pic.twitter.com/o6hvd9bPUc— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod) February 4, 2017
1000s of LGBTQ NYers show solidarity w/ immigrants, Muslims, & refugees @ #Stonewall. NY is beautiful. #NoBanNoWall pic.twitter.com/oo1mdy2oW7— Daniel Altschuler (@altochulo) February 4, 2017
View from above #Stonewall where an #LGBTSolidarityRally is taking place. The crowd continues to swell. h/t: @iamsuzychase pic.twitter.com/n7365dhU8g— Jacob Goldstein (@GoldsteinStreet) February 4, 2017