Report from the Boston Dyke March
The Boston Dyke March took place on Friday evening, June 13th. The march is a grassroots, non-commercial, alternative to the Pride Parade which takes place the next day. This was our first year tabling at the event, which was great.
The event started at the Boston Common, where people met up and mingled around the gazebo. About 2,000 people turned out for the march. Before dusk, the march hit the streets, making a loop through the Back Bay and returning to the Common. The tone was festive yet defiant. Chants could be heard above the rhythms of the Batucada Belles.
Back at the Common, we held down the NEFAC table, with NEA's, a piece on Queer Liberation and Anarchist Communism, political prisoner info from the Jericho Movement and a flyer in support of the New Jersey 4, a group of working class African-American Lesbians from Newark, NJ who are doing between 3.5 and 11 years in prison for defending themselves against assault. The info was well received, and we were able to raise some funds for the NJ4. As darkness settled in, Zili Mizik opened up the celebration.