March with a contingent of queer, trans, gender variant/enby folks, and our co-conspirators in the Pride march, and help us flier in support of our messaging below. Volunteers who want to help set up, please meet us @9am on Boylston/Fairfield. Marchers please arrive at Boylston/Fairfield by 10:30AM! We will march together as a loud and politically vocal, energetic section of the parade. Please contact any of the admins of this event page regarding your accessibility and or mobility needs. Thank You for supporting the messaging below:
REMEMBER THE RIOT THAT MADE YOUR PARADE!!!
WE WILL NOT RIDE IN THE BACK OF THIS BUS! END THE SILENCING OF POLITICAL VOICES!
Pride was founded by Marsha P. Johnson, a black trans woman, in response to police brutality against queer and trans POC. Yet Boston Pride continues to segregate anyone with a political message at the end of the parade. Pride was founded as an antiracist political protest, yet the “Stronger Together” rally segregates those speaking on these issues to the day after the parade, and was in conflict with other major events until we raised our voices and pressured the Pride Committee to change the time. We demand that Black, Latinx, and Indigenous queer and trans communities lead the action that they founded. End the silencing of the oppressed.
BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER! SPEAK OUT AND ACT UP AGAINST TRANSMISOGYNIST VIOLENCE.
Black trans people are the #1 targets of violence in the queer community, closely followed by all other trans POC. Trans women who exercise their right to self-defense are unjustly convicted and imprisoned. They face violence at the hands of guards and inmates, and the only “protection” offered is inhumane solitary confinement. Violence, murder, and abuse will continue to escalate under the Trump regime. Promote TPoC-led programs that advocate for LGBTQ self-defense.
GET BIG BANK MONEY OUT OF PRIDE – NO BLOOD MONEY FROM PRISON AND PIPELINE PROFITEERS!
Corporations like TDBank, Santander, Citizens Bank and Capital One invest in pipelines that destroy the earth and crush indigenous sovereignty. They profit from prisons disproportionately target POC and abuse QT inmates. Anyone with a financial policy that devastatingly impacts QTPOC has no place in a tradition which was founded by them for the purpose of demanding their human rights.
POLICE AND ICE VIOLENCE AGAINST QTPOC IS UNNACCEPTABLE – WE REJECT THE INCLUSION OF POLICE FLOATS IN THE PRIDE PARADE!
Police and ICE violence against QTPOC is an ongoing concern. The glorification of law enforcement that routinely brutalizes the community shows blatant disrespect to the legacy of Stonewall as a response to police brutality. By accepting cops and ICE officers into the heart of Pride, the Pride committee has shown a complete lack of respect for QTPoC.
If you truly want liberation for all, join the Stonewall Warriors in the streets!
Stop selling our oppression
End intra-community white supremacy and transmisogyny
Brought to you by Workers World Party & your friendly local Anti-fascists
Groups who want in, and groups who want to endorse us, contact Andie Michelle OR Frank Neisser
Our pace will be set by our elders, and those with limited mobility. Also there will be some space in the sound truck if you need it. Any other accessibility questions can be posted here, or messaged to the hosts, and we will find out what you need us to!!!
Solidarity, QUEER POWER!