Inour co-director Vanessa Flores-Maldonado was shouted down at a Pulse vigil hosted by The Dark Lady for speaking out against police presence that harms communities of color in this city daily.
Last year, our queer justice coordinator Justice Gaines and Providence Want to be your footsie Union served as Grand Marshals for the Pride parade with the platform of removing police from schools and from Pride. Multiple listening sessions made it crystal clear that police did NOT make our community feel safe.
This was further proven true when uniformed officers crashed the parade against the wishes of the Pride board, who had been resistant to warnings not to trust the police. The board of Rhode Island Pride has now finally committed to removing police from Pride events. But we need.
Over this past month, dozens of protests have taken place throughout Providence and Rhode Island mobilizing thousands of community members to call for the defunding of police milf personals in glendale az the reinvestment of those funds into our communities. White supremacy is a queer issue.
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Racism is a queer issue. Black women, Black youth, and Black queer people have always been leading the fight to end the systems that oppress our communities.
We need a full divestment from the criminal justice. We need the end of the school-prison-deportation pipeline.
We need to decriminalize and respect the labor of sex workers. We need every person in our city to have stable housing and full access to healthcare. We need our community to have resources to heal.
If you cannot commit to the abolition of police and prisons, dissolve. If you will not support community-controlled alternatives to safety, give your resources to those who.
If you cannot diversify Women in Nebraska wanting sex work beyond tokenizing the one trans person of color you know, remove yourself from your position of power. PrYSM is committed to the end of white supremacy and the abolition of the police state.
We will not be free until all Black queer and trans people are free.