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160-Light Installation Illuminates West Village In Honor Of Pride Weekend

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A tribute as tall as a skyscraper is honoring the LGBTQ community and Pride weekend.

A rainbow light installation illuminated parts of the West Village in front of the iconic Stonewall Inn on Saturday night.

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KIND Snacks partnered with the Ali Forney Center to recognize those who have marched, fought and advocated for justice and equality.

A light installation as tall as a skyscraper in the West Village honored the LGBTQ community and Pride weekend on June 27, 2020. (Credit: CBS2)

Organizers say it's especially important this year because Pride marches have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"The lights really symbolize that there is light in times of darkness, no matter how dark things may be right now," said Bridgit Kasperski, with KIND.

"We're hoping that people look at these lights, enjoy them and then do their research on what Pride is really about," said Marti Gould Cummings, with the Ali Forney Center.

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The 160-light installation will stay on until 5 a.m. Sunday.

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