NYC Pride Ban on Uniformed Police Reflects a Deeper Tension

The ban will be in effect next year until at least 2025, the organizers said.

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FILE - In this Sunday, June 30, 2013 file photo, Members of the Gay Officers Action League of the New York police department are cheered during the gay pride march in New York. As Pride weekend approaches, the recent decision by organizers of New York City's event to ban LGBTQ police officers from marching in future parades while wearing their uniforms has put a spotlight on issues of identity and belonging, power and marginalization. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, when LGBTQ people have gathered to take part in New York City’s annual Pride march, they’ve made their presence known with every color and type of clothing imaginable. But soon, there’s going to be something off-limits: police uniforms. As the city’s annual Pride weekend approaches, a recent decision by organizers of New York City’s event to ban LGBTQ police officers from marching in uniform in future parades has put…

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