Twin Cities Pride in Minneapolis is refusing to let the police chief participate in their parade. She fits all the criteria – she is a lesbian after all. But, because of her job, they won’t let her join in the celebration.
Police Chief Janeé Harteau wrote, “I am beyond disappointed that you didn’t feel you could talk with me before making such a divisive decision that has really hurt so many in our community, including the LGBTQ members of this Department (and their family members). … I really struggle to see how this decision helps our community heal, and the message of division and not inclusion is so hurtful to many of us.”
So much for community spirit and inclusion from the LGBTQ community.
Apparently you don’t need to just be a lesbian to participate – you need to be the right kind of lesbian!
Janeé Harteau doesn’t fit all their boxes so has to miss out entirely on the community event.
What a shame!
Chicks on the Right reports:
For all their talk of “inclusion” and “intersectionality,” there are obviously some groups that just don’t count.
According to this, the organizers of the Twin Cities Pride Parade in Minnesota are refusing to let one lesbian woman, Janee Harteau, participate in the event. Her crime? Also being the chief of police in Minneapolis. Because LGBTQ people aren’t allowed to hold jobs in law enforcement? Or something?
True – the organizers of Pride have largely barred police officers in general from taking part in the festivities over the botched Philando Castile verdict (and we could devote post after post to the sheer WTFery of that outcome). But to bar Chief Harteau when she had nothing to do with that situation?