Pride Was a Protest!
Today I headed into Boston for the 25th annual Boston Dyke March, an anti-capitalist, intersectional gender liberation movement. The March is a grassroots Pride event that is ASL interpreted, wheelchair, stroller, and scooter accessible. The event started with a festival on Boston Common with speakers & performances, followed by a march , and then we returned for a concert.
Moving Violations Motorcycle Club Boston chapter, an all women motorcycle club also showed up and led the front of the march from Boylston Street in Copley Square back to the common.
Thousands of people showed up, taking over nearly a dozen city blocks of street.
I really enjoyed the Boston based pop band Shallow Pools. I was just about to leave, but on my way out I heard their music, which was really amazing, so turned around to listen and watch the show. I'm glad I did.
Happy pride to all LGBTQI+ . As a transgender person, and lesbian, human rights & dignity for LGBTQI+ people is very important to me. I'm happy to see people & organizations working hard to smash all systems of discrimination, inequality, harm & oppression on an intersectional level. I was also very pleased to hear one of the speakers talk about Free Palestine, as well as the unique challenges faced by LGBTQI+ people of color, as well as persons with disabilities. It was truly an all inclusive movement, and that pleases me very much.
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