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Alt-Pride QPOC Protests Expected At Sunday’s NYC Pride Parade

Despite the fact that this year’s New York City Pride is more of a resistance march than a Pride Parade.  Alt-Pride groups that are connected with the groups that interrupted the Capital Pride Parade in Washington, D.C., June 10 are planning an action for the New York City Pride March, set for this Sunday.

Michael Basillas an organizer with Hoods4Justice and also identified as a member of No Justice No Pride, which blocked the Capital Pride Parade and forced its rerouting said “We will put our foot down to the ground, rooted to the ground and have clear visibility,” to USA Today. “Before it became a parade, it became a movement. And it still is a movement.”

Other groups rumored to be involved is QPOC group GetEqual and Black Lives Matters

The demands being put forth in New York are much the same as those made in Washington: putting transgender and indigenous people in decision-making positions, plus increasing the role of other historically marginalized populations; ending the practice of having a police contingent in the march; and ending sponsorship by companies that have a negative impact on LGBT and other marginalized people.

No Justice No Pride communications coordinator Drew Ambrogi denies any astroturfing by the group.. “We’ve supported Hoods4Justice’s actions by providing our logos and some help crafting demands, but have limited involvement beyond that.” Other groups are organizing similar actions in cities around the country, Ambroglia said. No Justice No Pride clarified the relationship in a Facebook post.  Ambrogi  also works as Digital Communications Strategist  at The Advancement Project next generation, multiracial civil rights organization

 

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