InterPride’s Anti-Racism Statement

InterPride’s Anti-Racism Statement

As an organization representing the global LGBTQIA+ Pride movement, InterPride acknowledges that our community is no stranger to the systemic racism against Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, shown starkly through some forms of violence in their daily lives.

Over the last 50 years of the LGBTQIA+ movement-building, the violence against Black, Indigenous, and People of Color – especially Black trans women – undeniably demonstrate ongoing structural systems of oppression and racism added to the unjust police brutality, reminding us that our work is far from done.

 

InterPride is committed to supporting the global Black Lives Matter movement during this critical time and doing the hard work required to address all marginalized people’s injustices within our organization and communities face. To make these actions concrete with long-term impacts that will bring change within our organization and beyond, we will launch our Racism and Oppression Awareness Program in November. Additionally, we have committed to direct donations received through Global Pride 2020 to support anti-racism programs by Pride organizations worldwide.

 

We all understand that we need to be part of the solution. As we continue to work toward our vision of a world where there is full cultural, social, and legal equality, we believe this moment is especially critical. We must form broad coalitions committed to addressing the deep forms of structural racism that persistently manifest as forms of violence against Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

We hold our entire Board accountable and urge every member of our committees to take concrete actions by building and setting up anti-racism, anti-oppression, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion training and educational resources. We commit to providing education to our membership organizations, partner organizations, friends, families, and communities about unconscious bias and institutionalized racism. We will persistently be the people in the room that call attention to issues of social injustice.

 

We call Pride organizations worldwide to join this movement and take the steps needed to end systemic racism.

 

Leave no one behind!

 

#blacklivesmatter

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