Saturday, 13 June 2020, 1010 Vienna
SEND “MARSCH FÜR DIE FAMILIE” TO HELL!
++ The meeting point of the clerical fascists is at 14:00 at the Stephansplatz ++
Although the Vienna Rainbow Parade planned for June 13, 2020 has been cancelled, the clerical fascist fundis of the “Plattform Famile” organize their pathetic “Marsch für die Familie”. They consciously choose the day of the rainbow parade every year to protest against the existence of LGBTIQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Inter, Queer and more) people and queer-feminist demands.
With slogans such as “marriage only between man and woman”, “no adoption right for same-sex couples” or “inviolable right to life from conception” the Fundis propagate on the one hand a traditional, heteronormative and patriarchal family model. On the other hand, the legal equality, visibility and way(s) of life of LGBTIQ+ people are dragged in the mud. Furthermore, the fundis question important (queer) feminist achievements such as the deadline solution (exemption from punishment for abortions up to the third month of pregnancy). And this despite the fact that feminists have been fighting for decades to have abortions removed from the criminal law and that lesbians, gays, trans- and inter-persons and queers still face discrimination and violence on a daily basis, even in Vienna.
In the “Marsch für die Familie” right-wing extremists and arch-catholic opponents of abortion march hand in hand: Leaders of the event are Georg Immanuel Nagel, who became famous especially for his miserably failed attempt to build up PEGIDA Austria and who is still not too bad with his association “Occident” to use any occasion for his events, which are full of right-wing extremists and racist audiences, as well as Alfons Adam, who is considered a central figure in the anti-abortion scene and with his association “Pro Vita” is the official organizer. Apart from that, other well-known anti-feminist, homophobic and right-wing extremist groups and individuals such as the “Wiener Akademikerbund”, “HLI Österreich”, “Liga für Sozialhygiene”, Ursula Stenzel, Markus Franz and many more are present at their event every year (for more information see fida-blog.info).
It is disgusting that what has been fought for so far has to be defended permanently worldwide, instead of social emancipatory struggles can be pushed forward. We demand a society in which everyone is free to decide about their own body and live self-determined.
On Saturday, 13th of June several rallies organized by different groups will take place in the Inner City. A variety of programs from information desks to workshops will await you. Stay tuned! #MarschFürnArsch #NoFundis
MY BODY – MY CHOICE!
SMASH THE CIS-TEM!
DESTROY PATRIARCHY – ALWAYS AND EVERYWHERE!