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Chicago’s LGBTQ community marches for equality during the People’s Pride Parade

Chicago-Chicago’s LGBTQ community went to paved roads on Sunday to ensure their voices were heard.

A large group of LGBTQ members, many in color, gathered on Sunday in Belmont near L station on the Red / Brown line.

“Dear White People and Gay Men: Our life experience as a color transgender woman is not yours. We are not the same,” said a woman named Zahara. “I said last year, and I want you to know, so your kids will know. And your kids’ kids again,” I’m a black woman. I’m a black transgender woman. “You don’t have the right to speak for us. “

Organizers add that the city’s Pride Parade feels overlooked by black and brown LGBTQ members, and that Chicago Pride feels too much of a corporate opinion.

“We’re not here to celebrate, we’re here to build a community,” said Summer Owaida. “To let people know that black and brown transgender people are being killed while people are celebrating. Blacks are being killed and Palestinians are being killed.”

Following the speech, the crowd marched a few blocks as supporters watched from the sidewalk.

“We don’t want to be marginalized or tokenized in your politically systematic racial agenda, workforce setting, or corporate gathering,” Zahara added. “Equality is what we want.”

Chicago’s LGBTQ community marches for equality during the People’s Pride Parade

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