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Pride Revelers Celebrate Love Amid Threats to LGBTQ Rights

  • Events across the country balance jubilation with angst
  • One Houstonian finds inspiration in the words of Beyonce
The NYC Pride March in New York on June 26.

The NYC Pride March in New York on June 26.

Photographer: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg
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Thousands packed the streets of Houston, New York, Seattle and other cities around the country this weekend to bask in pride and show their support for the LGBTQ community, determined to protect hard-won rights amid concern they’re suddenly under threat.

The events, while still full of boisterous celebration, took on a new tone days after the Supreme Court struck down the right to abortion. The decision -- and particularly a concurring opinion from Justice Clarence Thomas that questioned the right to same-sex intercourse and marriage -- cast a pall over the previously planned events.