Happy pride from Leeds Anti-Fascist Network!
Let us remember that the first pride was started by trans women of colour. Let us remember Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P Johnson. The first pride was a riot!
This year on the 5th August Leeds Anti-Fascist Network took part in the Leeds Pride parade. We made a banner in response to the hijacking of London Pride by TERFs and marched behind our trans and non binary siblings who led the parade.
You may have noticed today that we have been getting a lot of comments on Facebook from people who have seen our banner in support of the trans community at Leeds Pride. Anti-fascism is a broad movement of people who come from many different political backgrounds, however there are solid beliefs at the core of this. Of course we are anti-fascist, we are also anti-racist, anti-sexist and anti-transphobia to name but a few. Just as we no platform fascists we also no platform TERFs (trans exclusionary radical feminists, though there is nothing radical nor feminist about them)
We are sorry that our trans members and supporters have had to witness and experience such vile behaviour and comments. We stand shoulder to shoulder with those facing oppression and will not tolerate prejudicial actions in our communities and spaces.
No platform for fascists
No platform for TERFs