Talia Marino sheds tears while listening to Karleigh Webb's speech at the State Capitol on Friday. "It's an emotional experience as a white person to see what's happening in the marginalized community," Marino said. "and to think that people in my community still think it's not happening." Yehyun Kim / CT Mirror

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Barefoot and draped in a rainbow flag, Talia Marino cried Friday as she listened to LGBTQ and people of color sharing their life stories with the protestors at the Connecticut State Capitol on Friday.

“It’s an emotional experience as a white person to see what’s happening in the marginalized community,” Marino said, “and to think that people in my community still think it’s not happening.”

The Central Connecticut State University Pride and LGBT center hosted a workshop and the peaceful protest that followed. Roughly 100 people marched from the State Capitol to Hartford City Hall in black clothes, wearing rainbow accessories and masks. Through speeches, chants and dance, the protestors asked the public to educate themselves and fight discrimination against LGBTQ and people of color.

Here are some images from that event.

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Yehyun KimPhotojournalist

Yehyun joined CT Mirror in June 2020 as a photojournalist and a Report For America Corps Member. Her role at CT Mirror is to tell visual stories about the impact of public policy on individuals and communities in Connecticut. Prior to joining CT Mirror, Yehyun photographed community news in Victoria, Texas and was a photo and video intern at USA TODAY and at Acadia National Park in Maine. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Yehyun was born and raised in South Korea.

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