Arguing that the police “is an instrument of state violence and oppression” the Vancouver chapter of Black Lives Matter launched a campaign earlier this summer asking for the withdrawal of “any and all presence of uniformed police officers” from the annual celebration of LGBTQ communities.
But for the activists behind “Our Pride Includes Our Police,” this misrepresents the history of the relationship between local LGBTQ communities and police.
“Banning the police from the pride parade will undermine our commitment to diversity and inclusion and all the work we’ve done.”
Yeah, whatever. Gay Pride parades are stupid anachronisms anyway. Still, the contest of urination over who has been more oppressed is a neverending source of amusement.