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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Here we go again

This was predictable: Pride funding in peril as Queers Against Israeli Apartheid plans to march:
Toronto’s Pride Week is at risk of losing its city funding now that Queers Against Israeli Apartheid has confirmed its intention to return to the parade this year. Council is slated to vote next month on providing a $123,807 grant to Pride Toronto, a decision that would have been routine if not for QuAIA’s plan to apply for a spot in the parade before the June 1 deadline.
Every summer, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid raises a big stink by trying to march in Toronto's Pride Parade and make their ridiculous political statement, and every year nervous gays and liberal politicians twist themselves into pretzels trying to figure out which is worse: being perceived as homophobic or antisemitic.

Does anyone still wonder why Rob Ford won't march in front of this mess? Cut all public funding to this clown show and let it sink or swim on its own.


Alain said...

I couldn't agree more. I would add that the idiots in question should be forced to live a while in Gaza.

Onefineguy said...

Shouldn't there be a group Queers against Iranian beheadings of Gays ?