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(en) US, Chicago, June 27th Anarchist Queer Feeder March Sunday!!!! Creative Resistance to Homo-Capitalism

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Date Wed, 23 Jun 2004 20:40:17 +0200 (CEST)

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Alternative Queer Pride Feeder March and Anarchist Contingent!
Join us as we say NO to assimilation and YES to queer liberation!
June 27th 9:30 AM - Meet at the corner of Lawrence and Broadway in
Uptown (off the Lawrence Redline stop of the "L")
10:00 AM- March south on Broadway through Uptown, detour into
the notoriously homophobic Wrigglyville neighborhood via turning
down Grace and then on into Boystown.
11:30 AM- Gather in the Petco parking lot at the corner of Halsted, Clark and Barry
12:00 Noon- March as an anarchist contingent in the annual "pride" parade.

We have so much to celebrate as queer anarchists this June 27th. The
35th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, Emma Goldman's
birthday, the IWW was founded on this weekend nearly 100 years ago,
and that bastard Reagan is finally dead!

Unfortunately we also have a lot to be angry about: the war on Iraq,
the violation of our civil liberties, the threat to a woman's right
to choose, prison torture in Abu Ghraib, Guadalajara and Cook
County, the police murder of anti-police brutality activist May
Molina, and the homophobic and AIDSphobic policies of the commander-
in-thief, George W. Bush.

We're inviting all anarchists, anti-authoritarians and autonomous
individuals to join us for an exciting reclaiming of Pride Day. We
need your bodies: queers, trannys, dykes, fags, radical fairies,
genderqueers, bisexuals, pansexuals, omnisexuals, interesexed,
heteroflexables, bicurious, questioning, significant others,
friends, family and allies!

We plan on marching through Uptown for queer visibility and against
gentrification. Uptown is a multiracial, predominantly lower-income
neighborhood which is quickly becoming gentried, in part by middle
class gay white men and lesbians who are fleeing the North Halsted
(Boystown) area seeking cheaper rent, since not-so ironically enough
Boystown is going through a second wave of gentrification.

Our detour through Wrigglyville is not only about queer visibility
but is also a big "fuck you" to one of the most dangerous
neighborhoods for queers and transgendered people in Chicago. We're
marching through Wrigglyville to protest homophobia and transphobia
and to bring attention to the fact that we will not tolerate
violence against our communities, that queers and trannys bash back

Last but not least, we are joining in the so-called pride parade as
a queer anarchist contingent to celebrate the 35th anniversary of
the Stonewall Rebellion and to protest the hijacking of the queer
liberation struggle and rewriting of queer history. Stonewall was a
riot, not a marketing opportunity. The Stonewall Rebellion consisted
of drag queens, butch dykes, transwomen and other gender outlaws,
mostly People Of Color, Black and Latina, who faught back against
the racist and homophobic police. The Stonewall Rebellion was waged
by the very people the mainstream white gay male and lesbian elite
are trying to sweep under the carpet.

Bring drums, whistles, noise-makers, pots and pans, signs, banners,
puppets, floats, pink and black flags! Let's make some noise! This
is our fucking day- it doesn't belong to the cops, politicians,
corporations or the self-appointed leaders of the gay community. Our
pride cannot be bought and sold!

Also look for an anarchist contingent in the Dyke March on Saturday
June 26th and join us for a Post Pride Picnic in Zapata Park (aka
Harrison Park, 18th and Damen) on Monday June 28th at 7:00 PM.
Please bring vegan food (no meat, eggs, or dairy), musical
instruments and games to play.

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