Gender/Sexuality/Identity

Mass arrests, proposed formal GLBTQ criminalization in Egypt draw emergency protest

On the 8th of November, protesters from Amnesty International, Human Rights First, Human Rights Campaign(HRC) and the local Egyptian community showed up at the Egyptian Cultural & Educational Bureau to condemn a proposed law to impose prison terms of up to 5 years for almost any kind of GLBTQ social activities, activism, or publicity.

Video from the protest at the Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau

Protesters in front of the Egyptian Cultural & Educational Bureau

High Heel Race participants lampoon Trump

On October 24, the 30th running of the annual pre-Halloween High Heel Race took over 17th st. Several participants lampooned Donald Trump, two of them about the paper towels he tossed in Puerto Rico as though a roll of paper towels could wipe up Hurricane Maria's mess.

Video showing multiple participants mocking Trump

FEMA riding on Donald Trump with a roll of paper towels

No More Stolen Sisters vigil for missing and murdered Indigenous women held at Farragut Sq

On the 7th of September, Rising Hearts held the No More Stolen Sisters vigil at Faragut Square. The vigil protested the ongoing rapes, murders, and disappearances of Indigneous women near the "man camps" that house workers in North Dakota's oil fracking industry, in the cities of Occupied Canada, and elsewhere. This event was hosted by the ongoing vigil against white supremacy at Farragut Square.

Video-a speaker gives details on the situation followed by the round dance(1:50)

Planned Parenthood protests Trumpcare near US Capitol as total ACA repeal fails

On the 26th of June, Planned Parenthood held a protest against "Trumpcare" with hundreds of supporters, many dressed in Pink at Upper Senate Park. Speakers noted that once again, all of the proposed bills boot millions off insurance, bring back pre-existing conditions exclusions-and all defend Planned Parenthood. They also pointed out that all this is to fund tax cuts for the rich.

Speakers explain the importance of Planned Parenthood's services-and what's wrong with these bills

No Justice No Pride marches for Transgender Liberation

On the 13th of July, No Justice No Pride returned to the streets of DC. With attacks on transgender women soaring and two violent assaults recently, the cops seem more interested in singling out people of color for unpaid bus fare. In addition they are still hassling transgender sex workers as though Stonewall never happened. In the face of these outrages, No Justice No Pride is saying enough is enough.

Video of the march and some of the speakers

No Justice No Pride marches to Indiana Ave on Penn Ave

WERK for peace marches on Sen McConnell's home against "Trumpcare" health bill

Update June 27: GOP puts off vote until after July 4 recess after 6 GOP Senators say they will vote no, which would scuttle the bill.

On the 26th of June, the mostly GLBTQ group WERK for peace staged a dance party style march on the home of Sen majority leader Mitch McConnell. Upon arrival they threw heaps of biodegradeable confetti into the air while shutting down the entire block. WERK for Peace is demanding that Sen McConnell block Trump's healthcare bill, which would gut Medicaid and boot an estimated 22 million people off of health insurance.

Scenes from the march and at Mitch McConnell's house

Huge GLBTQ equality march takes the streets against Trump

On the 11th of June, the massive "Equality March" or national Pride took to the streets of DC, taking over much of the area around the White House and the Mall. In front of the White House there was booing and chants of "lock him up" throwing Trump's demand to imprison his 2016 election opponent back at him over Russiagate.

Video highlights of the Equality March including booing, "Lock him up" chants at White House

A dangerous "cattle chute" of fencing created by Secret Service hems in the Equality March on a very hot day with no shade within it

No Justice No Pride lockdowns kick MPD, Wells Fargo out of their parade slots

Update June 11: Twitter report of Pride board member calling NJNP "terrorists"

Update June 11: Twitter report of white cisgendered males throwing bottles (unknown material) and yelling racial slurs at NJNP, also report of post-Pride "fight" at Dupont Circle. Same incident or were there two?

On the 10th of June, No Justice No Pride first marched over the Capitol Pride route, then used hard lockdowns to block the MPD, Lockheed-Martin, and Wells Fargo contingents. The rest of the parade rerouted around the blocked streets. MPD's contingent withdrew, unknown if they managed to get back into the parade. Wells Fargo got stuck, had to rejoin the parade at the back by the garbage trucks. Lockheed-Martin's contingent was also blocked. No reports of arrests, even at the blockades.

Video of No Justice No Pride blockade against MPD plus footage of pre-blockade march over the Pride route and Wells Fargo blockade

The cable blockade stopping MPD's contingent in Capitol Pride

No Justice No Pride marches at dusk against corporate/assimilationist Pride

On the evening of the 9th of June, No Justice No Pride opened the mobilization against corporate/assimilationist fake Pride with an evening march through some of the most yuppified streets in DC's GLBTQ community. A highlight of the march was a solidarity stop at Matchbox, a pizzaria being picketed by some of their workers because they fire people who object to problem working conditions.

Video-NJNP march supports Matchbox workers, calls Capitol Pride a "material girl"

Marching off after the Matchbox solidarity stop

Park Police SWAT shuts down Black Pride event at Malcolm X Park

On the 27th of May, US Park Police, some in SWAT uniforms shut down a Black Pride event at Malcolm X Park. Other Black Pride events still going on. Reports on Twitter claim that the Capitol Pride organizers do not consider this incident to be grounds to expel police from marching in the Capitol Pride parade on June 10.

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