Philadelphia, PA - According to the Philadelphia Inquire, after 28 years, the organization behind Philadelphia annual LGBTQ Pride Parade and Festivals has canceled all upcoming pride events and dissolved the Organization Philly Pride Presents.
Philly Pride Presents Disbands
The disbanding of the LGBTQ organization and cancellation of The Pride Lite Festival came about after the organization Philly Pride Presents left a controversial post on their Facebook page.
The post reportedly used transphobic language to describe events at New York City's Stonewall Inn in 1969, which led to the birthplace of the LGBTQ rights movement.
Many viewed the post as siding with police officers as the victims of the 1969 uprising against police and used derogatory language to describe transgender women at the event.
Soon after the controversial June 10 Facebook post was posted, it and other posts disappeared from the group's Facebook page. The group later posted an apology on the page, Commenting, "deeply sorry that these posts unintentionally offended and hurt the LGBTQ+ black, brown and trans community."
Philly Pride Presents had recently been involved in several controversies from racial discrimination and corporate ties in recent years.
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