Hundreds marched in the 4th annual “Pride in the CLE” Saturday, June 1, in Cleveland to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion. A tremendous turnout at the march and festival that followed demonstrated that the current right-wing attack on the community will not succeed in pushing back the struggle for full equality.
Pride in the CLE was sponsored by the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland. Mallory McMaster, pride director at the center said, “Being visible in public and showing the community that LGBTQ people exist here and contribute to the community is a form of resistance and protest in a world where we’re so oppressed and silenced and unseen.” The International Workers Solidarity Network distributed signs stating, “No walls in the LGBTQ2S community” and “Solidarity with Im/migrant workers.”
(PHOTO CREDIT: Susan Schnur)