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It’s Pride Month, which implies cities throughout the nation will likely be having parades and different festivities, albeit scaled-down variations. In New York and several other different cities, parade organizers have stated uniformed law enforcement officials could not march as a bunch. Organizers say the transfer acknowledges Pride march isn’t only a celebration and that it started as a press release about police violence in opposition to L.G.B.T.Q. folks on the Stonewall Inn.
This week, Jane Coaston speaks to André Thomas, a co-chair of NYC Pride, which organizes the parade, and Brian Downey, a New York Police Department detective and the president of the Gay Officers Action League.
[You can hearken to this episode of “The Argument” on Apple, Spotify or Google or wherever you get your podcasts.]
Mentioned on this episode:
The documentary “We Were Here” concerning the H.I.V./AIDS disaster in San Francisco
The podcast “Making Gay History”
The New York Daily News headline after the Stonewall rebellion
The New York Times video “Pride March in New York Protests Police Brutality” exhibiting the Queer Liberation March that gathered in Washington Square Park in 2020
(A full transcript of the episode will likely be out there noon on the Times web site.)
Credit…Photograph by Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency, through Getty Images
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