For the second year running, Queensland Police Force officers will not march in uniform in Brisbane Pride. In a joint statement, issued with Brisbane Pride, the police have committed to issuing an apology to the LGBTQI community in early 2023.The joint statement was issued days before Brisbane Pride, which is scheduled to be held on September 24, 2022.
The statement said that the delay in finalising the apology was the reason for asking police not to march in uniform in the Pride parade.
Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll.Police commissioner Katarina Carroll, who is leading the preparations for a formal apology, said she was committed to delivering it in consultation with community members, including serving LGBTQI police officers.
The Queensland Police Force had in 2015 lifted a 25-year-old ban on its officers marching in uniform in the Brisbane Pride Festival.