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- Pride parade history
- Police violence information
- #BlackPride4 information
- #BlackPride4 news coverage
- BQIC information
- BQIC links
- Other local orgs info and links
Fighting to defund and abolish the police is a founding tenet of Community Pride.
To learn more about the #BlackPride4, check out the links below for coverage:
- Community feature: Black Pride 4 inspire community to examine Pride, protest and police response (Columbus Alive)
- Black Queer and Trans Protesters Arrested at Ohio Pride Parade (AJ+)
- Ohio’s Black Pride 4 Were Arrested at the Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival and Parade (Teen Vogue)
- FREE THE #BLACKPRIDE4: State Repression and the Fight for Liberation in LGBT Spaces (No Justice No Pride)
- March 12 #BlackPride4 National Day of Action (GetEqual’s Facebook)
- Sentences for three of the #BlackPride4 (BQIC’s Facebook)
Black Queer & Intersectional Collective (BQIC) is a a coalition led by Black queer and trans people working to build a society in which Black LGBTQIA+ people from all backgrounds can thrive. We seek to dismantle systems of oppression such as the prison industrial complex, police brutality, forceful detainment of immigrants, and more through community organizing, education, and creating platforms upon which the most marginalized people can have their voices heard.
In response to the state of Stonewall Columbus and its lack of support for people of color within the LGBTQIA+ community, we are hosting Community Pride to provide an alternative Pride for those who have never felt or no longer feel welcomed by Stonewall Columbus’ Pride.
We aren’t doing this on our own; it’s through partnering with other grassroots organizations and working with organizers/volunteers that Community Pride 2019 will succeed. To volunteer on your own or as a group, fill out the signup form here.
For updates on BQIC, what we’re up to, and more, follow us on Facebook.