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George Perry Floyd Jr. (October 14, 1973 – May 25, 2020) was a black American man killed during an arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after allegedly using counterfeit money to buy cigarettes. Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on his neck for nearly eight minutes as he lay handcuffed on the ground. After his death, protests against police violence toward black people quickly spread across the United States and internationally.
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Boston Pride President Resigns Amid Boycotts by LGBTQ Activists; Pride Parade Postponement in Question

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Pride 4 the People and Trans Resistance MA’s vigil for Black Trans Lives. That lack of diversity on the board and its DeMarco’s announcement came after multiple clashes with advocacy groups calling the Pride leadership “whitewashed” and its events “trans-exclusionary.”Speaking to the Boston Globe, DeMarco said her resignation was accelerated by the boycott. “I think the boycott is really hurting the community,” she said.

Her exit also comes as political support for Boston Pride took a heavy blow as every major Boston mayoral candidate declined to participate in Boston Pride’s political forum, choosing instead to attend events held by the activist groups opposing Boston Pride.Boston Pride’s response to the murder of George Floyd and Black.

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