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Majority of LGBTQ People Want Cops at Pride, New Survey Finds

Majority of LGBTQ People Want Cops at Pride, New Survey Finds


A new survey finds that 79 percent of LGBTQ want to see cops at Pride. Why does that seem so surprising? 

According to a new survey, LGBTQ Americans want cops and corporations to participate in Pride parades by an 8-to-1 ratio.

The survey, conducted by Whitman Insight Strategies and BuzzFeed News, asked, "Should police be welcome to participate in LGBTQ Pride Month events, like cops marching in the parade?" Seventy-nine percent answered yes, 13 percent said there is no difference either way, and only 8 percent answered no.

Among people of color, 77 percent said they support cops in Pride events, with 8 percent opposing, and when all participants were asked about corporate floats at Pride, 76 percent said they welcome them in the festivities.

Dominic Holden, a politics reporter with BuzzFeed News, joins The Ten podcast this week to talk about the LGBTQ community's changing relationship to the police, how that differs among people of color, and why these survey results came as such a surprise to so many in the community.

Click here to listen to The Ten, only on the Luminary app.

The Ten is The Advocate'sweekly LGBTQ news podcast, hosted by Editor in Chief Zach Stafford. New episodes come out every Thursday. Download and listen on the Luminary app.

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