Here’s everything you need to know about Sunday’s Resist March

This official map route of the Resist March shows participants where they should meet on Sunday. The route is subject to change without notice. Photo: Resist March.

HOLLYWOOD — In case you missed the big news, the LA Pride Parade has been replaced with a Resist March.

RELATED: What is the Resist March?

If you’re planning to participate or attend Sunday’s mega event, which could be the largest LGBTQ march in Los Angeles history,  here’s everything you need to know.

THE MARCH ROUTE

The Resist March will begin 10 a.m. at Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue. Marchers will turn south onto La Brea Avenue, then head west on Sunset Boulevard before turning south onto Fairfax Avenue. From there, they will turn west on Santa Monica Boulevard and march into West Hollywood to reach the final destination at the LA Pride festival.

LOS ANGELES, WEST HOLLYWOOD STREET CLOSURES

  • Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and La Brea avenues will be closed from 6 a.m. to noon
  • Sunset Boulevard, between Highland and La Brea avenues, will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Westbound Franklin Avenue, between Highland and La Brea avenues, will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon
  • La Brea Avenue, between Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards will be closed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sunset Boulevard, between La Brea and Fairfax avenues, will be closed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Fairfax Avenue, from Sunset Boulevard to Santa Monica Boulevard will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Santa Monica Boulevard from La Cienega Boulevard to Genesse Avenue will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Santa Monica Boulevard, and all streets one block north and one block south, from Doheny Drive to La Cienega Boulevard will be closed from 5  a.m. to 5 p.m.

HOW TO GET TO HOLLYWOOD AND HIGHLAND

The Resist March website has a comprehensive list of travel options for people wanting to attend the protest, including bus and train suggestions.

WHAT TO BRING

  • ID
  • Cash
  • Water bottle (water stations will be located along the route to refill)
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Comfortable shoes for walking
  • Signs and flags, but nothing that could potentially be used as a weapon

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • Large bags
  • Don’t use metal sticks of any kind.
  • If the sign is mounted on a wooden stick, it must adhere to certain size restrictions.
  • Rectangular wooden sticks cannot be thicker than ¼  inch or wider than 2 inches.
  • Square wooden sticks cannot be not more than 3/4 inch at its thickest point — about the same width as a penny.
  • Instead of mounting the sign on metal or wood sticks, consider alternatives.
  • For example, glue together four or five thin strips of foam core board, or use one of those hollow cardboard tubes in wrapping paper is sold on or just put the clever protest message on a piece of sturdy and thick poster board or foam core, which eliminates the need for a stick.

ASSISTANCE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, SENIORS

  • An American Sign Language interpreter will be on the stages at the beginning and end of the march.
  • A special seating area will be arranged in front and to the side of the stages at the beginning and the end of the march.
  • ADA transportation will be confirmed soon on the Resist March website.
  • ADA restrooms will be located along Hollywood Boulevard, the march route and on Santa Monica Boulevard.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

  • The march is a peaceful demonstration, and organizers ask participants to observe the principles of non-violence.  Also, officials suggest not engaging with counter protesters.
  • ​Legal observers will be present at the march. They are typically law students, legal workers and lawyers. Questions, call the legal hotline, 323-710-4374.

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Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBT community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBT students.