DEEPTI HAJELA and BRIAN MAHONEY
NEW YORK (AP) — There were protests, rainbow flags and performances — it was LGBTQ Pride, after all.
But what was normally an outpouring on the streets of New York City looked a little different this year, thanks to social distancing rules required by the coronavirus.
With the city's massive Pride parade canceled, Sunday's performances were virtual, the flags flew in emptier than normal spaces and the protesters were masked.
The disruption caused by the virus would be an aggravation in any year, but particularly in this one, the 50th anniversary of the first Pride march in New York City.
"It's a great thing to see because the original Pride started with the civil rights movement," Matthew Fischer said as he passed out hand sanitiz