If we don’t let police into our parade
Is this an opportunity for them to raid?
Our identities and who we are are always contested
Conversion therapy is still being invested
By Canadians who don’t like us and who think that we’re scum
But some folks who are closeted “forget” until after they come
We cannot just forget so why should we buy it?
Because before our parades it used to be riots.
And names would be published by media sources
Then again in obituaries due to police forces
As a community we have grown throughout this journey
Because too many have been taken away on a gurney
How much space do they need for them to be present
Some look down and treat others like deviant peasants
But now I’m not talking just about the cops
Since lateral violence just needs to stop
We should learn how to identify our privileges and places of power
And not to withdraw ourselves when our “facts” become sour
BIPOC folks today are still arrested and abused
While others look away and act like their confused
Like they don’t know what happened and still happens today
Because in some places you can die for just being gay.