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Pride organizers change their minds, St. Louis police allowed in parade

10 days ago Pride St. Louis announced police would not participate in the parade.

June 18, 2019 - 1:08 pm

ST. LOUIS (KFTK) — Ten days after Pride St. Louis formally requested that St. Louis police not participate in the annual Pride parade, an agreement has been reached among the two organizations.

Mayor Lyda Krewson said in a press conference Tuesday that St. Louis police officers will march in the parade, set for Sunday, June 30, in downtown St. Louis.

Police had been asked not to participate this year due to the fact that this year's parade coincides with the 50th anniversary of the New York police raid on the Stonewell Inn gay bar.

"We concluded after months and weeks of lengthy discussions and debate and also listening to our community, that we will welcome LGBTQIA Police Officers and allies to walk in uniform in the 2019 PrideFest Parade June 30th downtown."

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