Chicagoan part of gender-identity campaign
Chicagoan Precious Davis is just one of the individuals in a new social-justice campaign called Happy Hippie Presents #InstaPride, a collaboration between singer Miley Cyrus and Instagram that launched June 15, according to Time.com .
Daviswho sat next to her fiance, transgender man Myles Brady, throughout the shootposed in a floor-length sequined gown for the campaign. Cyrus herself shot the portraits of people who identify as transgender, trans*, genderqueer and gender non-conforming.
Happy Hippie is a non-profit focused on helping homeless and LGBT youth that Cyrus launched earlier this year, partly in response to the death of Leelah Alcorn.
The article is at time.com/3917249/miley-cyrus-instagram-instapride/ .
Dyke March details unveiled
Chicago Dyke March, per usual, will be held the day before the annual Pride Parade.
The march will take place Saturday, June 27, at the Humboldt Park Boat House, 1400 N. Sacramento Ave. Participants will gather at 1:30 p.m. at Roberto Clemente High School on the southwest corner of Western Avenue and Division Street; the kick off at 2:30 p.m. , with people marching west down Division.
The Puerto Rican Culture Center and the Trans-Latin@ Coalition have expressed their support for the event, which will take place in Humboldt Park for the second consecutive year.
The Chicago Dyke March Collective is accepting donations. Those interested in contributing should send donations via DykeMarchChicago@gmail.com on Paypal.com .
Chicago Dyke March Collective is a grassroots mobilization and celebration of dyke, queer, bisexual, and transgender resilience. Visit chicagodykemarch.wordpress.com/ .