Queers proudly march against Israeli apartheid in Montreal

August 28, 2009

On a scorching August afternoon over 75 proud and political Montreal Queers and allies gathered at the corner of DeLorimier and St-Catherine carrying Palestinian flags and wearing bandanas and shirts saying ”Queers Come Out Against Israeli Apartheid” and ”Les Queers Niquent l’apartheid Israelien”. Organized by Q-team, the contingent brought together people from many different organizations throughout the city who celebrate the long history of queers being at the forefront of social justice movements.  Rejecting Israel’s attempts to falsely brand itself as a safe haven for queers in order to divert the world’s attention from its racist policies towards Palestinian people, Q-team’s contingent marched against homophobia at home and across the world, and in solidarity with all people struggling for social justice and self-determination.