Far-left group to protest New York's pride parade
Fri. June 16, 2017 9:43 PM by Brian Troutman
photo of the capital pride protest
“Before it became a parade, it became a movement. And it still is a movement.”
USA Today reports that #NoJusticeNoPride plans to disrupt New York's parade June 25. It's the same LGBTQ group whose blockade of the Capital Pride Parade in Washington, D.C., drew national headlines in early June.
"No Justice No Pride is an ad-hoc collective of organizers and activists from across the District of Columbia," reads the group's Facebook page. "We exist to end the LGBT movement's complicity with systems of oppression that further marginalize queer and trans individuals."
The group is calling for greater inclusion of trans women of color and indigenous people, barring corporations they feel harm the LGBTQ community, and ending the endorsement of law enforcement agencies.
"We will put our foot down to the ground, rooted to the ground and have clear visibility," said New York protest organizer Michael Basillas "Before it became a parade, it became a movement. And it still is a movement."
Read the full article on USA Today