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Whose Pride Is It Anyway?

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Produced by ‘The Argument’ It’s Pride Month, which means cities across the country will be having parades and other festivities, albeit scaled-down versions.

In New York and several other cities, parade organizers have said uniformed police officers may not march as a group. Organizers say the move acknowledges that a Pride march isn’t just a celebration and that it began as a statement about police violence against L.G.B.T.Q.

people at the Stonewall Inn. This week, Jane Coaston speaks to André Thomas, a co-chair of NYC Pride, which organizes the parade, and Brian Downey, a New York Police Department detective and the president of the Gay Officers Action League. [You can listen to this episode of “The Argument” on Apple, Spotify or Google.

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