Close to 1,000 turn out for DC Dyke March
by Lou Chibbaro Jr.
June 8, 2019
…A controversial decision by march organizers to request that participants not display “nationalist” flags or symbols, including the Israeli flag or the Jewish Pride flag, which consists of a Star of David superimposed over a rainbow flag, was ignored by a number of marchers who carried those flags. A contingent of Dyke March volunteer marshals who helped D.C. police stop traffic to allow the march to cross streets along its route made no attempt to stop the relatively small number of marchers from carrying the Israeli flag or the Jewish Pride flag. READ MORE
ALGEMEINER Leading LGBT+ Advocacy Group Withdraws Support for DC Dyke March Over Jewish Pride Flag Ban In a statement, National LGBTQ Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey said that her organization — founded in 1973 to combat homophobic prejudice and discrimination — could no longer support Friday’s Dyke March because of the prohibition.
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