Barnard-Columbia International Socialist Organization

June 27, 2009

March with the socialists in the NYC Pride Parade!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Barnard-Columbia ISO @ 7:16 pm
Greetings from the Barnard-Columbia International Socialist Organization:

We have a contingent in tomorrow’s (sunday) LGBT pride parade in NYC. If you’d like to join us all the details are below!

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Do you think that the time for marriage equality is NOW and that we need to bring the spirit of Stonewall back into the fight for LGBT civil rights?

Do you think that single-payer health care is absolutely an LGBT issue?

Do you think that our government should end “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” – and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?

Then come march with the socialists in this year’s NYC Pride march!

Forty years ago, the NYPD attempted to raid the Stonewall Inn and terrorize the lesbian, gay, bi and transgender patrons inside. However, the working class and multi-racial crowd fought back. Over the next five nights 2000 LGBT New Yorker’s (and supporters) took to the streets throughout the West Village and Greenwich Village. History would be changed forever. The Stonewall Rebellion sparked a national movement for LGBT equality that allowed many to come out of the closet for the first time.

After the passage of Proposition 8 in California, banning same-sex marriage, we were reminded that full equality is still something that will have to be struggled for. Because of activism and protest, more states are granting marriage equality, but we still have a long way to go – including here in New York state! Join us in a spirited contingent demanding full equality at this year’s NYC LGBT Pride Parade. Bring a sign to express the rights or changes you want to see – or just chant with us and help get the crowd excited in the spirit of Stonewall.

Meet up for the International Socialist Organization Pride contingent:

Sunday, June 28th, 11:45am
59th st and 7th Ave (along the southern edge of Central Park)

Facebook RSVP here.

Check out a great roundtable discussion between LGBT activists about next steps in the movement for sexual and gender equality, from SocialistWorker.org

For more information, contact 631-398-4332 or email nyciso@gmail.com

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