But Black LGBTQ+ folks, like Them. editor Michael Cuby, could have predicted this already. “These cops have been given countless chances … to tidy up their act,” Cuby wrote a month before the march.
“But instead they have used their seemingly boundless well of power to continually harm us, intimidate us, injure us, and often, kill us.”
Black people were at the forefront of banning uniformed officers from Pride in the first place – deciding for themselves that the community would be safer without them. And like clockwork, the brutal police system is only proving their point.