‘Police are a force of terror’: the LGBT activists who want cops out of Pride

Queer groups are protesting mainstream festivals and organizing alternative events that recognize ongoing police mistreatment of LGBT people It took half a century, but this LGBT Pride month, the New York police department (NYPD) finally San Francisco Pride, due to the way police and corporations have co-opted it. The efforts to remove policing from Pride are really efforts to ensure safety for the communities that are there. Its a protective act. Its an act of resistance, said Cyril, whose mother was a anniversary of Stonewall, the LGBT rebellion against police abuses that led to the first Pride march and cemented June as Pride month around the globe. The tide is growing around the idea of restricting police involvement in Pride …