A New York City police officer’s inspiring message has gone viral after sharing the Pride tribute on social media.
Before going to work at NYC Pride Sunday morning, the ally posted a photo of himself wearing an “I May Be Straight But I Don’t Hate” on Facebook along with an uplifting message of solidarity. The cop, who runs a fitness blog under the name ‘Huge Fat Loser’, has gained praise and almost 5,000 shares as of Wednesday morning for his words.
He wrote: “I’ll be out there working at Pridefest today wearing this shirt under my uniform for a lot of reasons. For my step brother. For my priest. For my aunts who died before they could be legally married. For my cousin.”
“For all of the cops I have worked with over the years, including one of the best partner’s I’ve ever shared a sector car with. For my classmate in High School who’s parents made him sleep in a tent in his yard.”
“For the man who cried on my shoulder about losing his partner on 9/11. For every call I went to where someone got kicked out of their house or who’s family just didn’t understand.
For anyone who’s had to hide who they are.”
“I’ve got your back. “Love is Love.”
One commenter responded, “Huge Fat Heart! I would treasure a friendship with you!”
More than a million people took to the streets of Manhattan for the 48th annual New York City Pride March on Sunday. New York City’s annual Pride March was founded as a civil rights demonstration and a remembrance for those lost to illness and violence.
This year’s march included a protest against gun violence. Gays Against Guns, a group created after the Pulse nightclub shooting, wore all white and veils while carrying placards memorializing the 49 victims of the massacre.