June is Pride Month, and various cities and locales are facing a new wave of politically correct deplatforming and exclusion protests.
In Washington, D.C., organizers of D.C.’s annual Capital Pride Parade and Festival were pressed by a group called No Justice No Pride to ban police officers and corporate sponsors from the annual pride parade and events. The organizers stood their ground.
— Back2Stonewall.com (@BACK2STONEWALL) April 29, 2017
OPINION | Police, corporate sponsors must be welcome at Pride https://t.co/7K41cFKAdO
— Washington Blade (@WashBlade) May 4, 2017
In Toronto, organizers went the other way and banned LGBT police from participating in their pride events, capitulating to Black Lives Matter activists.
— Joseph Adams (@josephintoronto) April 29, 2017
— K. Ashley (@kcashley_1987) April 28, 2017
D.C.’s Capital Pride did remove a volunteer event producer for expressing views they deemed offensive. Bryan Pruitt had posted an article last year at the conservative blog RedState that said government decrees and legislation regarding transgender bathroom use sought “to implement a solution in search of a problem. The City of Charlotte passes an unnecessary law and the State Legislature provides an equally overreaching response.”
On that point, if not on others, I would agree, so I guess my volunteer services would also be unwelcome.
Capital Pride volunteer ousted over trans remark https://t.co/Xrua9lq7P1
— Washington Blade (@WashBlade) April 30, 2017
And the demands keep coming….
— Mark Lee (@MarkLeeDC) May 12, 2017