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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Chicago Dyke March: Another Show of Pride

On Saturday, June 26, people from all over Chicagoland will kick off Pride weekend with the Chicago Dyke March. The parade will take place in South Shore with an ending rally in Jackson Park. The march is organized by the Chicago Dyke March Collective (CDMC), a group of queer-identified social justice activists.

Led by volunteers as an anti-racist, anti-violent grassroots effort that strives to bring together people across multiple identities, the march is open and free for anyone to participate. It will take place in South Shore next year as well in an effort to continue to build a queer presence on Chicago’s south side.

Unlike Chicago’s Pride Parade, which will take place on Sunday, June 27 in Boy’s Town, the CDMC decided in 2008 to rotate the location of the march every two years in order to promote queer advocacy and visibility throughout the city. The CDMC created the Chicago Dyke March as a way to spearhead political and social visibility of dyke, queer, and transgender resilience throughout Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods. Activists and allies march in celebration of diversity in gender and sexual identities.

Want to participate? Here are the details:

Chicago Dyke March
June 26, 2010
Meet at the Shore Bank parking lot at 2:30 p.m. (7054 S. Jeffery Blvd.)
March beings at 3:00pm.
Rally to follow at 4 p.m. at Jackson Park near 63rd and Hayes Blvd.

For more information or to volunteer, you can contact the CDMC at mailto:dykemarchchicago@gmail.com, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=14233764762


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