Michail Takach
Out Look

To March or Not to March?

Plans for National Pride March disrupt pridefest schedules in Milwaukee, 20 cities.

By - Feb 1st, 2017 03:52 pm
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Categories: LGBT, Politics

6 thoughts on “Out Look: To March or Not to March?”

  1. Kate Moran says:

    Did you all notice the Women’s March? It benefited from both a local and a national presence. Perhaps the national march will cause the local marches to actually be something political.

    This is no time for a GD turf war.

  2. Michael Lisowski says:

    Hopefully this will make PrideFest more ‘political’ this year

  3. Milwaukee Native says:

    One aspect of the Women’s March on Washington and sister marches was that the planning seemed very collaborative and focused on inclusivity.

    Those organizing a national Pride March could learn from those folks, who organized those events in just over two months. There’s plenty of time to work out a national pride march that keeps everyone involved and pulling together.

  4. HOW would you like to make either PrideFest or the Pride Parade more “political” this year? More signage? Money being donated directly to those groups have create positive change? How can any such activity really be political, and also attract enough participants and financial support to be sustaining for both? And how can such “politicization” have positive and measurable outcomes in our community?

  5. Ohh, and by all means, we should ignore the “national” march in favor of supporting local activities. We’ve been through this long enough and many times before to realize that simple sharing of information among LGBT groups of all races, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds is not impossible. It takes some work in planning with thoughtful consideration on the part of organizers. Not doing it is alienating and disenfranchising!

  6. Gerry Coon says:

    Thanks for your historical perspective and always thoughtful comments, Michail. You help frame the discussion and the debate. Although often messy, we usually arrive at a better place in the end, even if we don’t all fully agree on the strategy or outcomes. I’ll gladly take progress over perfection as we continue the hard work of moving forward.

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