Due to the overwhelming sense of one being uncomfortable by the presence of police pride organizers have announced that they’ve banned cops from the festivities. According to organizers for the world’s largest pride parade, they just can’t take the risk of an overzealous cop being present this year making members of the LGBTQ+ community feel in any way uncomfortable. The decision comes after numerous instances of police brutality; murder, and then of course the NYPD themselves violently attacking New Yorkers during the protests that took place last year over police violence.
The group confirmed over the weekend that the NYPD has been banned for at least five years. Reconsiderations for their participation (which include attending and even marching in the parade in any way) will be discussed as early as 2025.