Dyke Marches in New York, Boston, Seattle, Portland and Buffalo said they had no bans against Jewish Pride flags.
Flags with Jewish stars are not allowed, but Palestinian flags are accepted.
As we fight the violent bigots on the far right, it is disheartening that those who purport to be more welcoming are closing their doors to us.
Recognizing the complexity of the Israel-Palestine conflict, the Dyke March should be both pro-Israel and pro-Palestine.
There is no other space in the often difficult-to-navigate queer scene of Chicago that makes me feel more whole.
Bomb threats, a frozen Kotel compromise, Zionists banned from pride parades, neo-Nazis rising and hurricanes hitting—not a good year for the Jews.
During the Charlottesville riots, 800 miles away, a group of American Jews fought back against the exclusion of Zionists from the Chicago Slutwalk.
“We still stand behind Dyke March Chicago’s decision to remove the Zionist contingent from their event, & we won’t allow Zionist displays at ours.”
“this makes me so damn sad,” one person tweeted in response.
“You attacked, humiliated and robbed me of a job. No tears. I forgive you. Just hope you learn how destructive and pointless hatred is.”