AUSTIN (KXAN) — Members of the Central Texas LGBTQ community took to the State Capitol Thursday night.
It was for the the sixth annual Austin Pride Stonewall Rally.
Stonewall commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City, which became a rallying point for the gay and lesbian rights movement.
This year’s event had extra meaning in the wake of terror attack on the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, where 49 people were killed.
Paul Huddleston, president of Austin Pride, said, “We focus on what’s left to come, and what we still need to work on, to get full equality. Its getting better, but there is always work to do.”
PRIDE Week in Austin is in August.