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Seattle LGBT Group Speaks Out against Pride Event Charging White Attendees ‘Reparations’

People wave rainbow flags during the 2018 New York City Pride Parade (Andrew Kelly/Reuters)

In the city of Seattle, an organization called Capitol Hill Pride hosts an annual festival to celebrate the LGBTQ community.

Capitol Hill Pride’s leaders say their goal is to create a welcoming environment for people from all walks of life in Seattle, so when they learned that an LGBT event — set to take place in the city’s Jimi Hendrix Park on Saturday — will bar white people unless they pay “reparations,” they sent a letter to the Seattle Human Rights Commission demanding an ethics investigation into what it said constituted “reverse discrimination.”

Organizers of the black-exclusive event, coined “Take B(l)ack Pride,” advertised

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