According to an email sent last night by SF Pride, they’ve already picked their first three Grand Marshals for 2016: Meditation and mindfullness teacher Larry Yang will be their Community Grand Marshal, while “Afro-American trans woman, healer and facilitator” Janetta Johnson has been named the “Member’s Choice for Community Grand Marshal.” And this year’s Organizational Grand Marshal? Black Lives Matter.
Yes, that’s the same Black Lives Matter that police officers at the San Francisco Police Department’s Taraval Station recently posted an article decrying, with phrases like “the Black Lives Matter movement has convinced Democrats and progressives that there is an epidemic of racist white police officers killing young black men,” highlighted, the Ex reported last month.
This echoes the sentiments of Alicia Garza, a San Francisco Pride Community Grand Marshal from 2015, who last year told the Bay Area Reporter that “the Black Lives Matter uprising across the country in recent years has been the best Pride she could ask for.”
In 2012, Garza authored a Facebook post ending in the three words that mobilized a nation around police violence against the black community. Garza’s initial post that proclaimed “Black Lives Matter” was a response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the murder of Trayvon Martin.
That’s right, the Gay Left in San Francisco is honoring a movement that celebrates a young black thug who tried to beat a man to death possibly because he thought he was going to make a gay pass at him.
Of all the people they could have honored and recognized, they chose a Hate Group that honors violent young men and tells white people they should kill themselves.
This is why I have no use for the gay left.