Supports SF Pride board’s decisionI’m writing to state that I’m 100% behind the board of San Francisco Pride in its decision to ban the police from marching in uniform [“LGBTQ first responders won’t march in SF Pride parade,” online, May 23].

As a queer man with significant disabilities, the police do not make me feel safer in my community. Just weeks ago, the San Francisco Police Department shot dead two people in Mission Bay, in a case in which the details are still murky.

We have a mayor who has announced a “crackdown” on a historically queer neighborhood, the Tenderloin, which brings back echoes of the Castro Sweep.