Organizers of New York City’s Pride Parade announced Saturday police officers and other law enforcement officials will be banned from their events, including the annual LGTBQ march, until 2025.
Heritage of Pride, which organizes the annual march, is also working to reduce the presence of on-duty New York Police Department (NYPD) officers and first responders by attempting to keep law enforcement separated from any NYC Pride event by “one city block.”
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The group said it has increased its security budget for the June march and “will allow NYC Pride to independently build a first response emergency plan using private security and provide safety volunteers with de-escalation training.”
In the statement released Saturday, the group said it “challenge[s] law enforcement t
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