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The LGBT community is eating itself!

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 Ukshep    24,223

The LGBT community is eating itself!

Gay pride marches in New York City, San Francisco and in between this weekend will have plenty of participants — and also protests directed at them from other members of the LGBT community, speaking out against what they see as increasingly corporate pride celebrations that prioritize the experiences of gay white men and ignore the issues continuing to face black and brown LGBT people.

The protests disrupted other pride events earlier this month — in Washington, D.C., where the No Justice No Pride group blocked the parade route, and in Columbus, Ohio, where four people were arrested after a group set out to protest violence against minority LGBT people as well as the recent acquittal of a police officer in the shooting death of Philando Castile, a black man, during a traffic stop.

“Nobody wants to feel dropped in a community that prides itself on diversity,” said Mike Basillas, one of the organizers of the planned New York City protest action by No Justice No Pride.

In Minneapolis, organizers of the Twin Cities Pride Parade planned for this Sunday asked the police department to limit participation following the acquittal of police officer Jeronimo Yanez in the death of Castile. The openly gay police chief said the decision was divisive and hurtful to LGBT officers, which the organizers acknowledged. But Twin Cities Pride Board Chairwoman Darcie Baumann said the decision was made to be sensitive to those grieving after the verdict “and seeing those uniforms brings angst and tension and the feeling of unrest.”


The infighting detailed in this piece. Chaos. But you know. These protests could also be a target to push more division. Keep your eyes peeled!

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