Instead, they’ll be part of an alternative march in the Downtown Eastside
Black Lives Matter Vancouver has two new allies in what appears to be a dispute with organizers of the Vancouver Pride parade.
The queer-Muslim group Salaam and the South Asian group Trikone won’t participate in the annual event, which takes place in Vancouver’s West End next Sunday (July 31).
Instead, they’ll march in what’s being billed as the “Two Spirit Queers, Trans, Intersexed, and Bisexual People of Colour Pride March” next Monday (August 1).
Pride organizers have rejected Black Lives Matter Vancouver’s demand that Vancouver police not be allowed to march in the Pride parade.
They’re boycotting the annual Pride parade “in solidarity with Black Lives Matter”, according to a statement issued by 2SQTIBIPOC Pride march organizer Imtiaz Popat.