Join members of the local Black and LGBTQ+ communities, those who intersect both (and/or more) identities, and allies to march in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in Philadelphia.
Stand with us as we center and celebrate the intersection of the Black and LGBTQ+ communities. Recommit to the fundamental principles that guided the first “Pride” which took place 50 years ago with the Stonewall Riots. Listen to speakers who will share out personal perspectives and emphasize the importance of equality and visibility for all, but especially our Black and Brown siblings.
Black people across Philadelphia and throughout America -- many of whom are LGBTQ+ -- are systematically oppressed. Even more so, our Black Queer and Trans siblings are often erased from the narrative. Here in Philadelphia’s own LGBTQ+ community, we can not deny that anti-Blackness and racism persists. In the spirit of leaders like Marsha P. Johnson, the movement for long-overdue social change in America is being led by communities of color.
As members of LGBTQ+ communities from many races, faiths, abilities, and generations, we know that the only way to eradicate racism and it's resulting symptoms of discrimination, harassment, and violence is to speak out and demand systemic change.
Recommit to pride. March for Black Lives!
NOTE: This is a peaceful event, is unpermitted and will *not* be coordinated with law enforcement.Social distancing, wearing masks and taking other COVID-19 health and safety precautions is essential at this event.
SPEAKERS AND MORE DETAILS TO COME.
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