Chicago Gay Pride Parade Bans 'Jewish Pride' Flag Over 'Safety Concerns'

Chicago Gay Pride Parade Bans ‘Jewish Pride’ Flag Over ‘Safety Concerns

The controversy has since kicked off a wave of social media posts condemning or supporting the decision, as Jewish organizations release statements calling for an apology and Dyke March organizers offer explanations for why they kicked out the women.

According to Chicago's LGBT paper Windy City Times, the women were told by the organizers of the 21st annual Chicago Dyke March that their flags "made people feel unsafe".

LGBT Pride festivities in Chicago took an ugly turn over the weekend when three women were ejected from a march because their rainbow flags bore a Jewish Star of David. Laurie was proud to carry a rainbow Jewish flag in the march, as has been tradition for her and her friends for a decade. Parade organizers said the people were removed because the march is a pro-Palestine environment, and a Jewish star can be regarded as a sign of Zionism and Palestinian occupation. "Automatically dismissing Jews and any LGBTQ person or ally who cares about Israel out of hand only builds walls between members of our diverse community". "It was truly nothing more and nothing less than that".

Asked to respond to the collective's message, Grauer said there are many interpretations and shades of Zionism and noted that she didn't attend the march to promote Zionism. Peace Now is a dovish Israeli non-governmental organization.

"An annual march celebrating inclusion and acceptance was hijacked today by those who believe Jews do not belong to the LGBTQ community", Stoken stated. "The Chicago Dyke March Collective supports the liberation of Palestine and all oppressed people everywhere". "I fell that, as a Jew, I am not welcome here".

"It was very traumatizing to someone of a Jewish background", she added. In contrast, Grauer opted to talk with the people who opposed their flags.

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"Thank you to everyone who fought and resisted alongside us during some of the most stressful moments of the day and who tried their hardest to guarantee everyone's safety". "Prior to this [march] I had never been harassed or asked to leave and I had always carried the flag with me". I've seen accounts saying I was tracking down Palestinians and harassing them, and nothing could be further from the truth.

"I expressed my views on Israel when I was asked and not a moment before", she said.

"Dyke march has absolutely no obligation to be open to an ideology that was born out of and sustains itself on the oppression of Palestinian people", she added. The march is billed as a more inclusive event than traditional pride parades, yet ironically was the only event held during pride celebrations that outwardly excluded people due to their use of a religious symbol. "Some people have said I was spouting pro-apartheid rhetoric". How is this an Israeli Pride Flag? She's hurt, she said, but also hopeful.

The fracas prompted a backlash by members of the Jewish queer community against the organizers on Sunday, as debate raged about whether the organizers' motives were anti-Semitic. "People can work together even if they don't agree on every social action or cause".

The group A Wider Bridge replied with a press release of their own, saying, "The Dyke March has failed to live up to their goal of 'bridging together communities.' That the organizers would choose to dismiss long-time community members for choosing to express their Jewish identity or spirituality runs counter to the very values the Dyke March claims to uphold, and veers down a risky path toward anti-semitism". "I want Dyke March to change so they can be as inclusive as they claim to be", she said. We do not feel welcomed. People of all races, genders and gender identities formed a wall two lines deep and held up sheets of tarpaulin, trans pride flags and bed linen in order to completely hide the extremists from the revelers in the park.

The organizers of the march told the Times the event was a pro-Palestinian and anti-Zionist one and that the flags made people feel unsafe.

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