People of Color

Issues impacting LGBT communities of color

The Village Voice Covers LGBT Involvement to End 'Stop & Frisk' Policy

An historic coalition of traditional race-oriented civil rights organizations, labor unions, and LGBT groups met yesterday at the Stonewall Inn to endorse the upcoming SIlent March to End Stop and Frisk on Father's Day, June 17. The "press conference" featured an impressive roster of speakers -- including the Rev. Al Sharpton, Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and NAACP President Benajmin Jealous -- and had anyone wanted to wipe out nearly every LGBT leader in the city, they could have done it with one strike.

The Village Voice
June 6, 2012

LGBT Groups to Join Others in Condemning Stop-and-Frisk

National LGBT advocates plan to join other civil rights leaders on Tuesday in calling on Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to end the Police Department’s current stop-and-frisk policy, which they argue constitutes harassment of young black and Latino men.

Coming two weeks after the board of the N.A.A.C.P. voted to endorse same-sex marriage, the gay advocates’ move to significantly change the stop-and-frisk tactic reflects a new degree of cooperation between gay rights and other civil rights groups.

City Room (The New York Times)
June 5, 2012


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