PRIDE weekend in Buffalo, N.Y.

WW photo: Garrett Dicembre

WW photo: Garrett Dicembre

On June 7, activists with the Buffalo, N.Y., branch of Workers World Party carried a banner in the Buffalo Pride Parade that was greeted by the huge crowds with roars of approval, applause and high-fives all along the route. It was the only contingent in this year’s parade to raise the urgent need for solidarity with the Black Lives Matter and Trans* Lives Matter movements, along with support for the struggles and uprisings against police brutality from Ferguson to Baltimore.

The previous evening, the Dyke March celebrated Buffalo’s lesbian history, including a tribute to those who have died and noting WW Managing Editor Leslie Feinberg’s pioneering role in the struggle.

— Ellie Dorritie, Marge Maloney and Garrett Dicembre

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