Jun 12, 2021 - Politics & Policy

In photos: Harris shows up at Pride parade in downtown D.C.

VP Harris at pride parade 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris marches in the Capitol Pride Parade on June 12 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

Vice President Kamala Harris dropped in at the Capitol Pride Walk And Rally in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

The state of play: Harris and second gentleman, Doug Emhoff, joined the crowd, who welcomed them with cheers, according to press reports.

  • The visit had not been on the vice president's public schedule.

The big picture: Pride celebrations are taking place across the country this weekend, a year after many similar events were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What they're saying: “We need to make sure that our transgender community and our youth are all protected. We need, still, protections around employment and housing,” Harris said. “There is so much more work to do, and I know we are committed.”

In photos:

VP Harris at Pride parade
The vice president and husband Doug Emhoff wave as they join marchers for the Capital Pride Parade in downtown Washington, D.C. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images
Harris speaks to marchers at pride parade 2021
Harris speaks to marchers, as her husband looks on, during the parade. Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images
VP and first gentleman at pride
Harris wearing a "Love is love" T-shirt, and Emhoff, wearing a "Love first" T-shirt, join marchers. Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images
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