The First Ever Queer Liberation March
The Queer Liberation March calls itself “a people’s political march.” Hosted by the Reclaim Pride Coallition, the Queer Liberation March was created as a response to the rainbow capitalism of the city’s typical pride parade, this year called World Pride NYC, and boasts no cops and no corporate floats or sponsors. The event was intended to highlight the most marginalized members of the LGBTQ+ community, bolstered by two moments of silence during the march to honor first those who have lost their lives to violence in any form, including homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, and HIV/AIDS. The second moment of silence was specifically in honor and remembrance of those whose lives have been cut short—trans women of color, those killed by police or while incarcerated, those who have died due to gun violence or lack of access to housing or medical care. The event was an accessible, accepting contrast to the corporatized Pride Parade, and Bojeung Leung captured it all for Math Mag to round out Pride Month in NYC.
Article by Ginger Hollander and Photos by Bojeung Leung