Gretchen Rachel Hammond, award-winning employee Chicago newspaper The Windy City Times, which first reported the expulsion from the event of the LGBT community Chicago Dyke March three Jews lost due to this regular place in the edition and has been translated from reportorial work in the sales Department.
We will remind that on June 25 in Chicago, which hosted the 21st annual Dyke March, The analogue of the pride Parade, was a scandal. The organizers of the event announced that the current March will be held in the framework of the struggle for social justice.
However, three members of the Jewish community of the city, which planned to March under the rainbow flag with the image of the star of David, the official symbol of the Jewish community since the fourteenth century, was denied the right to participate in this March.
According to the publication, these people stated that the Israeli symbol on the flag «will cause the participant to feel the danger», and this event is «anti-Zionist and Pro-Palestinian».
In an interview with Jewish news Agency JTA Hammond confirmed that lost journalistic work and, without specifying the reasons for the dismissal, announced that it will seek a new location.
«I am still part of the company, and this is my only source of income. To keep what I have, I’m not going to give a detailed review. I loved this paper and your work should respect the decision of the publisher» – leads edition of the words of the journalist.