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Meghan McCain: Barring Police From NYC Pride Is “Ridiculous”

This year’s New York City’s Pride will occur without police presence as the event’s organizers barred police dressed in uniform from marching, and for “The View” co-host, Meghan McCain, this idea isn’t a good one. 

It marks the first time since 1981 police won’t be marching, which is part of a new ban that remains in place until 2025, The Wrap reports. 

For McCain, not permitting officers to march in uniform during the parade is a “ridiculous” and “counterproductive” decision of exclusion itself and one that goes against the core of Pride events.

“The idea that if you’re an LGBTQ+ police officer – the subtext of this is that you should feel shame to be a police officer while going to an event that is celebrating pride,” McCain said. 

“That, to me, is a complete dissociation from things. You can’t ask someone to choose between these two things. And if we’re going down this slippery slope, what’s next? Are we not gonna allow people in the military to wear their uniform at Pride events?”

The decision comes down from the efforts made by Heritage of Pride, Inc. This nonprofit organization hosts most of the city’s major Pride events and wants to recognize the legacy of brutality and injustice toward the LGBTQ community by police that they say continues to this day.

Eduardo Razo
Eduardo Razo
Eduardo Razo is the Assistant Content Editor for BNM, which includes writing daily news stories on the news media industry. He can be found on Twitter @eddierazo_ or you can reach him by email at

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