Alex Lewis: In banning uniformed police, Ottawa Capital Pride is rejecting its strongest allies


Alex Lewis, a gay police officer from the Ottawa area, writes in the Ottawa Citizen about Ottawa Pride’s decision to exclude uniformed police from this year’s Capital Pride parade:

“I’m not crying today because of a call I went to; I’m crying because of a call that I didn’t really expect to receive. Today I was told that I would not be allowed to march in the Capital Pride parade. (Excuse me: I’m allowed to march, just not in my uniform.) Even though this community is engrossed with the principles of identity, I, and many others like me, have just been told that a part of our identity isn’t welcome to be proud.”

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