PHILADELPHIA — Some are questioning the decision to have a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender police officers serve as grand marshals of Philadelphia’s LGBT Pride parade.
WTXF-TV (http://bit.ly/246H2WI ) reports Philly Pride has asked the Greater Philadelphia Gay Officer Action League to be grand marshals at the June 12 parade. The pride group last year had LGBT city workers serve as grand marshals.
But the station says a petition has been started against allowing the police group to serve in that capacity in this year’s parade.
The parade grew out of riots against police, which is why some in the LGBT community are opposing the move.
They believe marching with officers is OK, but honoring them is not.
The transgender president of the police group says they’re honored to be involved.
Information from: WTXF-TV, http://www.foxphiladelphia.com