The BLT community is at it again with the racism and bigotry!
A Seattle LGBTQ group announced that they will be banning white people from the Capitol Hill Pride event, unless they pay “reparations.” Despite the fact they claim that their goal is to create a welcoming environment, they are doing exactly the opposite.
[T]hey sent a letter to the Seattle Human Rights Commission demanding an ethics investigation into what it said constituted “reverse discrimination.”.
Organizers of the black-exclusive event, coined “Take B(l)ack Pride,” advertised that “white allies and accomplices are welcome to attend, but will be charged a $10 to $50 reparations fee (and given a wrist band as proof of payment.” The ad suggested that the funds raised will go towards subsidizing black and brown trans and queer members as well as performers at the parade.
In an interview with National Review, Capitol Hill Pride Director Charlette LeFevre confirmed her group’s rejection of the initiative and clarified their own mission: “We’re all inclusive, not exclusive.”
After seeing the absurd statements, Seattle City Council president and mayoral candidate M. Lorena Gonzales decided that they will not be attending the festival.
“I will no longer be attending Capitol Hill Pride after reading their letter to the Seattle Human Rights Commission,” she said.
“After a year that has taken an unbelievable toll on all of our communities, I was looking forward to this opportunity to celebrate Pride in person. However, I simply cannot support an organization that is trying to stop Black people in the LGBTQ+ community from celebrating Pride in the manner that they choose,” she added.
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