Contemporary mainstream LGBTQ Pride parades are often considered community-centered events of celebration. However, these events have become increasingly critiqued for catering to and prioritizing gender conforming, class-privileged, white people. Specifically, the presence of uniformed police officers at Pride has sparked criticism from Pride-goers and scholars alike given the historical emergence of Pride events from riots against police harassment. This talk will examine how LGBTQ people frame their opposition or support for police at Pride. Understanding how LGBTQ people frame the presence of police at Pride provides a lens for understanding the politics of belonging and exclusion in community spaces.
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About the Speaker
Bailey Troia is a teaching fellow in sociology and social justice at Northland College. Bailey holds a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Virginia where she is currently a PhD candidate.