The Resistance Contingent was first formed in 2017 as a sign of solidarity and resistance in the face of the Trump Administration, with DSA marching in Coalition with dozens of activist and community groups.
This year the contingent is being organized by the Reclaim Pride Coalition, which, in addition to opposing Trump, seeks to address unacceptable qualities of the March itself, including hyper commercialization, over policing and police presence within the March, and excessive restrictions on participants.
We are seeking an event that truly commemorates the symbol of mutual support and defiance against governmental, societal, and police oppression that is the Stonewall Riots—and Queer Liberation, not Rainbow Capitalism!
Heritage of Pride (HOP--the March organizers) has placed The Resistance Contingent toward the Center of the March in Group 7. Call time is at 3:00 PM, but we are encouraging marchers to arrive at least 30 minutes early. Assembly location is on 17th St between 7th and 8th. RPC members will be present with wristbands for those who wish to March with the Resistance Contingent while not running afoul of the March organizers or risking contact with the NYPD.
There is also going to be an open protest of the wristband requirement, for those who find the wristbands to be an outrageous imfringement on the spontaneity, community, and Protest characteristics of Pride.
These folks are calling themselves the Wristband Resisters and will assemble near the rest of the Resistance Contingent at the SVA on theater on 23rd Street at 3pm, then March over to the entrance for the Resistance Contingent and demand entry without wristbands. We are encouraging groups to have some members assemble with the Resistance Contingent, but to also have other members join this action, depending on there level of comfort. More information is on the FB event link below—please RSVP here if you would like to join the Wristband Resisters action:
For additional information about the march: https://www.nycpride.org/events/the-march/
List of Community Groups Marching in the Resistance:
Axios Eastern Orthodox LGBT Christians
Black and Pink
Campaign for NY Health
Gays Against Guns
Granny Peace Brigade
International Queers Against Nukes (IQAN)
International Socialist Organization
Jewish Voice for Peace
Judson Memorial Church
New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG)
NYC Democratic Socialists of America
Peace Action of NY State
People's Power Assemblies
PNHP (Physicians For A National Healthcare Plan)
Queer Detainee Empowerment Project
Queers Against Israeli Apartheid
Rise and Resist
Sing Out Louise
The New York City (dis)Order of Sisters
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
VOCAL-NY (Voices of Community Activists & Leaders)
Worker's World Party
For more information, contact Natalie James at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-860-1571