When is everyone going to stop romanticizing cops just because they hugged someone at Pride instead of killed them? The police literally hate us, they could’ve done something to prevent this tragedy and they didn’t, so why do they deserve a cute inclusion on Pride posts? I don’t care if they’re gay themselves, they still support and uphold an institution that kills marginalized people.
Not to mention the fact that an increased police presence at Pride greatly affects LGBT people of color (especially black LGBT folks), undocumented LGBT folks, trans women especially and sex workers. Gay cops being comfortable at Pride and people accepting them like this literally pushes so much of the LGBT community out of the picture. Our safe spaces aren’t safe with them in them either.
didnt some SWAT guy admit that some of the victims may have been shot by cops?