Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Friday, August 19

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To a lot of Americans Pride parades are events which need to be protested, but it's not just Bible-waving folks that are doing it. There's a group of queer Chicago folk who dislike the commercial, assimilationist, and elitist nature of the Gay Pride parade. They created Shame On Pride as an activist organizing tool to get information to like-minded folks who don't think you can buy your pride. Feel free to join up with the Gay Liberation Network on Sunday at Halsted and Diversey at 11:30 am sharp. As they say, "Be there or be a log cabin republican." And if one protest against the "purchase Pride" isn't enough for you, join up with the Chicago Dyke March on Saturday at 1:30 in Andersonville.

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