Queers for Palestine march in New York

SLL photo: Melinda Butterfield

Thousands of people joined a Queers for Palestine march in New York City on Nov. 12. The crowd was young, militant, and angry about the deluge of Israeli pinkwashing aimed at the LGBTQ+ community in the U.S. 

Speakers representing Palestinian, Muslim, and Jewish communities emphasized that Israel’s genocidal bombing of Gaza demonstrates that queer liberation is impossible without Palestinian national liberation. Activists also called on prominent LGBTQ+ figures and politicians to take a stand in solidarity with Palestine.

From Union Square, the marchers took over 14th Street, heading to the Stonewall Inn – site of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion – and concluded in Washington Square Park.

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