LGBTQ advocates march at State Capitol for equal rights

Hundreds gather at the Texas State Capitol for the Texas Equality March, June 11, 2017. (KXAN Photo / Frank Martinez)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Activists across the state gathered at the State Capitol Sunday for the Texas Equality March.

The march took place one day before the anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla., where 49 people were killed and 58 other were wounded.

To raise awareness about inequality and the LGBTQ community, Queer Rights ATX organized the Texas Equality March at the south steps of the Capitol. Activists and leaders from across Texas participated, including the former mayor of Houston, Annise Parker.

Following the rally at the Capitol, protesters marched west on 11th Street, south on Lavaca, east on 6th Street and north on Congress Street to come back to the south steps.

The equality march is one of several rallies held across the country.

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