Why these LGBT groups are protesting Pride

As New York’s Pride week kicks off, attendees may see displays of division within the LGBT community.#NoJusticeNoPride, an LGBTQ+ group whose blockade of the Capital Pride Parade in Washington, D.C., drew national headlines and mixed reactions from parade-goers June 10, plans to do it again at New York’s parade June 25.“This movement has come from a point of exhaustion and frustration — from queer and trans black and brown people and other marginalized communities who have felt that their experiences and their truths have been … dismissed,” said #NoJusticeNoPride D.C. organizer Emmelia Talarico.The demands of New York’s #NoJusticeNoPride organizers echo those of Washington’s:Including trans women of color and indigenous people in decision-making rolesEnding the endorsement of law enforcement agenciesBarring corporations that have a negative impact on the LGBT+ community

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