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Fri Jun 30, 2017, 03:40 AM

Beyond Anti-Semitism: The Biggest Progressive Problem At The Chicago Dyke March

The Chicago Dyke March is supposed to be an especially inclusive gathering of progressives. Shockingly, Jews carrying rainbow flags with the Star of David were asked to leave. One Dyke March collective member told the Windy City Times the women were told to leave because the flags “made people feel unsafe,” that the march was “anti-Zionist” and “pro-Palestinian.”

The Chicago Dyke March Collective later issued the following statement on Facebook which, in part, reads:

“Yesterday, June 24, Chicago Dyke March was held in the La Villita neighborhood to express support for undocumented, refugee and immigrant communities under threat of deportation. Sadly, our celebration of dyke, queer and trans solidarity was partially overshadowed by our decision to ask three individuals carrying Israeli flags superimposed on rainbow flags to leave the rally. This decision was made after they repeatedly expressed support for Zionism during conversations with Chicago Dyke March Collective members …

Read more: http://forward.com/scribe/376008/beyond-anti-semitism-the-biggest-progressive-problem-at-the-chicago-dyke-ma/

I am beyond disgusted to see this happening in the gay community, but not at all surprised.

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LostOne4Ever Jul 2017 #1

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Sat Jul 15, 2017, 12:39 AM

1. Seems that outright anti-semitism is becoming more and more accepted even in Liberal circles

Makes me want to

We should be coming together inclusively to fight for the rights of all. Creating and/or allowing such discrimination shouldn't ever be tolerated. No group should be shamed for who they are.

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