It is an explicit celebration of a particular vision of liberation and justice work. For others, it is more ephemeral; it takes the form of wherever the spiritual community congregates, be it a living room or a church basement. I can walk in the march, gather afterward for a rally and not be afraid that the trans symbol or the Magen David tattooed on my arm will get me harassed or assaulted. Dyke March has never been anything besides that. For many Jews, it is a literal physical, consecrated space for the study of Torah and the practice of Jewish ritual.
Pride Month in Chicago presents a similar problem.
Byrne, John; Hinkel, Dan. Like many young Jews today, I have had difficulty finding a Jewish spiritual space that matches my Jewish values, commitment to social justice and complex list of identities. Dyke March is a different story altogether from Chicago Pride. Send to.
Pride began as a riot.