National Director and CEO of the Anti-Defamation League Jonathan Greenblatt called on Chicago LGBTQ March organizers to apologize after Jewish participants were ejected from the march for carrying rainbow flags emblazoned with the Jewish Star of David.
“It is outrageous that while celebrating LGBTQ pride, Jewish participants carrying a rainbow Star of David flag were asked to leave the Chicago Dyke March. The community of LGBTQ supporters is diverse and that is part of its tremendous strength,” said Greenblatt. “Both the act and the explanation were anti-Semitic, plain and simple.
"We stand with A Wider Bridge and others in demanding an apology. We appreciate the Human Rights Campaign’s support and we call on other leaders from LGBTQ and progressive communities to join us in condemning this exclusion.”