We demand a Pride that centers LGBTQ+ voices, needs, and power. We demand a Pride where LGBTQ+ people — especially those who have been marginalized based on race, class, immigration status, ability — feel safe and can be their whole selves. Pride is not only about radical queer resistance, but it is about envisioning and enacting a radical queer future where we all are liberated from the shackles of oppression. Until then, police presence within our presumed safe spaces will continue to be seen as violent, hostile, and traumatic. To reach that future, we demand that the LGBT Center OC reconsider inviting uniformed police officers to this year’s Pride Parade and to proactively serve the LGBTQ+ community. We demand that the LGBT Center OC host open dialogue and community town halls about how to bridge relationships between law enforcement and the LGBTQ+ community.