On the DC Dyke March

(Washington, DC, June 6, 2019) – In response the DC Dyke March policy on the Jewish pride flag, National LGBTQ Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey, stated:  

Last month, the National LGBTQ Task Force was invited by the DC Dyke March to be a partner organization. In alignment with our values, we signed onto the stated focus area that is the crisis of housing displacement and gentrification in the District of Columbia.

After recently learning of the decision by DC Dyke March organizers to discourage attendees from carrying the Jewish pride flag, the National LGBTQ Task Force withdrew our support for the DC Dyke March. The Jewish Pride Flag is a symbol that represents the greater LGBTQ Jewish community – around the world and of many perspectives.

Additionally, we are disappointed that this action distracts from the appropriate and needed focus on DC residents and housing policies that favor gentrification.

Contact: Sarah Massey, Director of Communications
202 639-6308