By Ruth Douglas
Shalom New Haven Staff
This year, Pride Month celebrations in the U.S. experienced record attendance and support. But the shocking anti-Semitic actions against Jewish marchers at a pride parade in Chicago revealed a disturbing narrative that has recently emerged in the LGBTQ+ community.
At this June’s Chicago Dyke March, which has always billed itself as a social justice-driven gathering, parade organizers told marchers with Jewish pride flags (rainbow flags emblazoned with a Star of David) to leave. The parade banned Jewish stars because other people found them ‘offensive.’
The unfortunate events that occurred at the Chicago parade speak to the larger issue of spreading anti-Semitism in the LGBTQ+ community and in the political left. Going forward, it is important now more than ever to stay united in supporting LGBTQ+ issues and against anti-Semitism of any sort.