The latest Pride Parade in New York City didn’t go over too well. Black Lives Matter NYC published an open letter condemning NYC Pride for allowing the police to protect their parade and maintain order. The letter demanded the removal of uniformed police and PRIDE-detailed police vehicles from the Pride Parade.
The letter explained, “As many people in NYC fawn over the NYPD’s participation in Pride events, we cannot forget the dangers that one of the biggest military forces poses to Black communities.”
According to reports, Allen Frimpong of Black Lives Matter NYC said that he hoped a dialogue with NYC Pride organizers would begin “about the safety of black and brown folks.”
According to BLM, they can no longer support spaces where a force that can kill them with impunity, is allowed to patrol a day of celebration. BLM claims they want to support all Black lives, whether they are transgender, queer, non-binary, HIV, gay, lesbian, or cis-gender including those living with HIV/AIDS.
What about the black cop from the Village People? Shouldn’t he be included in an all inclusive BLM/Pride celebration?
The Daily Wire reports:
There is a growing split among leftist stalwarts Black Lives Matter and the LGBTQ movement. On June 25, Black Lives Matter NYC published an open letter slamming NYC Pride for the huge numbers of police helping protect their parade and the NYPD vehicles displaying Pride decals.
The letter demanded “the removal of uniformed police and PRIDE-detailed vehicles from the NYC Pride parade … a commitment to transform the culture and events of PRIDE to center the lives of those most marginalized — queer and transgender Black communities … the honoring of our ancestors and elders with true integrity of their radical existence.”