We are now looking at a global awakening. Members of the LGBTQ+ community are “waking up” or coming to realise not everything is coming up roses and the Police are NOT always on our side. Police services around the world are being called out for their actions towards ethnic minorities, lgbtq individuals and lower income people; and with reason!
PINK NEWS – A battle on the issue took place at the National Union of Students transgender conference last week.
Students voted to pass the motion ‘No Pride in the Police’, submitted by University of Manchester Students Union.
The motion vowed to “support and organise actions against police presence at Prides” because “many trans people have faced mistreatment and violence at the hands of the police”.
It resolved “to encourage Prides to not have a police presence as part of parades, especially Pride events organised by students unions”.
The motion explained: “The police disproportionately target trans people, along with sex workers, working class communities and communities of colour for policing, leading to an increase in those groups in the prison population.”
A further motion approved by the conference backed the “abolition of prisons” – apparently calling for all prisoners in the UK to be freed and released into the community.