Hundreds of people gathered near the CTA Belmont station in the Lakeview neighborhood Sunday.
The event “is dedicated to democratically and transparently creating a pro-POC LGBTQ Pride march in Chicago in the best traditions of the Stonewall movement,” according to their Facebook page.
Rather than a parade filled with corporate floats advertising themselves and passive onlookers along the sidelines, they say this will be a participatory march of the community itself.
Organizers say it is “a protest, not a party,” and will focus on highlight issues of racism, police violence, and the obscene amount of money spent on militarized police, and a military which polices the world, according to a press release.
The march also honors the Stonewall Rebellion and movement.
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