Policing and Queer Communities: What sort of bargain have we struck?

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03 March 2012

Saturday March 3rd, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Location: SSPX

By Mona Luxon et Kevin Paul.

Queer communities have a long and messy relationship with the police, ranging from violent homophobic raids of queer bars and spaces to the invocation of increased police presence and enhanced sentencing (hate crimes legislation) as a tool against gay-bashing. As a queer community, what do we gain and what do we lose by inviting the police into our spaces? What alternatives can we create?