South Asians March for Queer Rights in Artesia, CA
India-West Staff Reporter
ARTESIA, CA – The city of Artesia’s Pioneer Boulevard, the hub of the Indian American commercial district, on June 26 was the scene of a throng of South Asian activists adding color and queer pride to the neighborhood.
At the behest of the South Asian Network, which organized a ‘Visibility & Pride Event,’ over fifty people rallied through the street from the crossroads of 183rd to South and back, promoting everything South Asian and queer. The group chanted for justice for all genders and made calls for a stoppage against homophobia.
SAN’s Special Projects Coordinator Tanya Kapila who organized the event in collaboration with SAHARA, Satrang SoCal, and the Center for the Pacific Asian Family in a statement said, ” The day was a success, from the community coming together to chant, to our supporters in the streets and those from collaborating organizations, I don’t think we could have asked for a better turn out. The fight for the South Asian LGBTQ+ community’s visibility is not over and will never be over until all of us are seen, heard, and free to be who we truly are.”