Author Topic: Hamilton Pride, Police Shame  (Read 3584 times)

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Offline Granny

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Re: Hamilton Pride, Police Shame
« Reply #210 on: September 18, 2019, 01:22:19 am »
I'm skeptical that the ones who ended up in a fight with the neo-Nazis were angels themselves.
They did nothing wrong at Pride Fest that warranted the police withholding service and the harassment that day and in following days and months. While TransAnarchists initially held up the screen that hid the hate groups, they were joined by many others as they soon had to defend themselves from the violent attacks by the Christian homophobes, while police stood by. 


Homophobia still exists, but deliberately making an enemy of police forces wasn't the right way to fight it. "You can't build bridges by excluding people", as people have said since long before this Hamilton controversy.

They can't build bridges with homophobes at all.
And while the TransAnarchists likely never will be willing or able to, the Pride Fest organizing committee did try with the Mayor and Chief of Police, both of whom quickly regressed to having hissy fits and  smearing the entire LGBTQ+ community - because no Recruiting booth at Pride. 
Other police and politicians show more promise, but are blocked 'at the top'.

The problem at Pride Fest originated with the hate groups' harassing and trying to disrupt the festival, a fact that some like to ignore, preferring to vilify Pride Fest itself.