October 03, 2018

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Activist Wants Calgary Pride To ‘Bar’ Police From Parade

A Calgary group is calling for Calgary Pride to “act in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Toronto movement” and “bar any police representation” from this year’s Pride parade and affiliated events.

An open letter to the organization was posted on the Generation Forum website on July 10, two weeks after Black Lives Matter protesters brought the Toronto Pride parade to a standstill until organizers agreed to a list of demands which included banning police floats from future events.

“Black and Indigenous queer people, particularly Black and Indigenous trans women, are disproportionately mistreated by police… Canadian police forces have a history of surveilling, violating and brutalizing LGBTTQ2SIAA people through raids and incarceration,” reads the open letter written by activist Trent Warner.

Read More Here: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/07/21/calgary-pride_n_11118548.html#DVP

Post source : Sarah Rieger, Huffington Post

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