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It’s time to reclaim Pride!

Le Collectif Irrécupérables fait partie des signataires de cet appel international à une Pride 2019 qui s’inscrive dans la lignée des émeutes de Stonewall de 1969, afin d’empêcher la récupération des luttes LGBTQI à des fins capitalistes, racistes et impérialistes.

Prominent LGBTQIATS+ Activists Endorse Reclaim Pride Coalition’s Non-Corporate, Grassroots March for Human Rights and Social Justice on 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Uprising

Activists and organizers seek to provide an alternative to annual Parade that ignores global community’s urgent concerns

New York, NY — January 24th, 2019 — Several prominent LGBTQIATS+ activists and allies have come out in strong support of a politically engaged NYC Pride March and Rally to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion. Eschewing the corporate-saturated, highly policed nature of recent parades, the March is a truly grassroots action that mobilizes the community to address the many social and political battles that continue to be fought locally, nationally, and globally.

Chelsea Manning, US LGBTQIATS+ Activist and Reclaim Pride NYC Endorsee

Chelsea Manning, US LGBTQIATS+ Activist and Reclaim Pride NYC Endorsee

“I’ve seen first-hand the violence the vast militarized police state has done to our queer and trans communities,” said activist and whistleblower Chelsea Manning. “Our history is one of rebellion and solidarity. We must stand united and refuse to march with police, corporations, and the systemic violence they continue to inflict on immigrants, people of color, and marginalized folks across the queer and trans spectrum.”

“As a gay African man who experienced homophobia and physical violence in my home country of Nigeria and who fled to the US seeking asylum from death threats, I believe it is essential that Pride once again fight for the rights of people in places where same sex love is criminalized,” said Michael Ighodaro, LGBTQIATS+ rights activist. “On the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, we must march to support our LGBTQIATS+ brothers and sisters around the world as they fight to attain the freedom and rights some of us enjoy and celebrate today.”

Members of the Reclaim Pride Coalition (RPC), a growing, international alliance of more than fifty LGBTQIATS+ activist groups and hundreds of individuals, met several times over 2018 with Parade organizers Heritage of Pride (HOP) to express community concerns about corporate saturation, campaigning politicians and police officers in the parade, as well as onerous metal barricades and size limits on marching community groups, only to be rebuffed.

« The current Pride Parade is shameful—a corporate extravaganza that completely ignores the profound fights we’re still waging all over the world,” said Larry Kramer, author and LGBTQIATS+ rights activist. “We must send a powerful message to the homophobic, racist Trump administration and regimes and corporations everywhere that are killing our brothers and sisters.”

Near the end of 2018, RPC committed to its own Stonewall 50 March for Human Rights and Social Justice, that will kick off on June 30th—the same day as the Parade—and proceed from the historic Stonewall Inn up Sixth Avenue to Central Park for a community-focused Rally on the Great Lawn, following the route of the first Christopher Street Liberation Day march in 1970. RPC has filed permit applications with the NYPD and Parks Department and the nonprofit organization Housing Works has signed on as the group’s fiscal sponsor.

Michael Ighodaro, Nigerian LGBTQIATS+ rights activist… Reclaim Pride NYC endorsee.

Michael Ighodaro, Nigerian LGBTQIATS+ rights activist… Reclaim Pride NYC endorsee.

“The original Stonewall uprising and the first marches were about freedom to be who you are and take pride in that,” said Norman Siegel, noted civil rights attorney and former Executive Director of the NY Civil Liberties Union. “I was honored and proud to be one of the lawyers for the Stonewall 25 March and once again I am honored and proud to represent Reclaim Pride to help make sure Stonewall 50 lives up to the spirit of what happened fifty years ago and focuses on the challenges and struggles we still face.”

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The following organizations have endorsed our call for a 2019 March :
ACT UP NY – United States
Act Up Sud Ouest – France
African Services Committee – United States
arcENSiel – France
BiRequest – United States
Bon Chic Bon Genre – France
Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS – United States
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division – United States
Camden LGBT Forum – United Kingdom
Collectif Des Raciné-e-s – France
Collectif Irrécupérables – France
Dyke* March Berlin – Germany
End AIDS Now and Let’s Kick Ass NY – International
Exit9 Gift Emporium – United States
Fundacion Arcoiris por el respeto a la diversidad sexual. – Mexico
GAPIMNY—Empowering Queer & Trans Asian Pacific Islanders – United States
GAY USA – United States
Gays Against Guns NYC – United States
Health GAP – United States
HOPE – Pakistan
Housing Works – United States
Immigration Equality – United States
International Railroad for Queer Refugees – Canada
IQAN (the International Queers for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons) – United States
Judson Memorial Church – United States
killer banshee’s Queer Nation – United States
Lesbian Herstory Archives – United States
Missionary Order of Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence – United States
NAZ Pakistan – Pakistan
New Alternatives for Homeless LGBTQ Youth – United States
New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) – United States
NUS UK LGBT+ Campaign – United Kingdom
NYC Democratic Socialists of America – United States
NYC Dyke March Committee – United States
NYC for Abortion Rights – United States
Pacific Human Rights Initiative – Samoa
PRIDE Democrats of New York City – United States
PT Foundation – Malaysia
Queer Palestinian Empowerment Network – United States
Queer Student Union of Hunter College – United States
Queers Aganst Israeli Apartheid – NY – United States
Rainbow Notes NYC – USA
Read and Resist – United States
Réseau des lesbiennes du Québec – Canada/Quebec
Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir – United States
Revolting Lesbians – United States
Rise and Resist – United States
RUSA LGBT – Russian-Speaking LGBT Association – United States
Sing Out, Louise! – United States
Socialist Alternative NYC – United States
Stonewall 50 Radical Faeries – United States
The Generations Project – United States
The NYC (dis)Order of Sisters – United States
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC – United States
Youth Arts New York – United States