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

photo credit // no justice no pride (facebook)

“Before it became a parade, it became a movement. And it still is a movement.”

New York, NY - People have been trying to shut down pride parades for as long as they've existed, but usually it's the right-wingers trying to stop it.

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