|Trans March 1/7/2011|
The fanatical anti-capitalist, anti-Israel Queers Against Israeli Apartheid was a source of controversy and disgust for Toronto. Their attempt to hijack Toronto's Gay Pride Festival for their hysterical anti-Israel agenda falls into a number of categories that discredits and disparages that group.
Unintentionally ironic is the mildest term that can be used to describe Gay people who chose to vilify a Gay-friendly country while advocating for people who believe homosexuals should be put to death for their sexual orientation. That they should choose to do so in Toronto at the same time that a few blocks away, a conference of Islamic fundamentalists that think Gays should be stoned to death is going on, and not protest that, suggests Queers Against Israeli Apartheid, as a group, suffer from severe psychiatric problems.
As Michael Lucas put it, "The anti-Israel clique has developed a completely new use of the concepts of human rights and universal solidarity: Only for them does “solidarity” require complete blackwashing of one party and whitewashing of the other."
After lengthy hearings, City Council made it clear that Pride would not receive civic funds if that offensive hate group participated in the festival. And Queers Against Israeli Apartheid "promised" they would not put Pride at risk by participating. Just as Pride said they would not participate this year.
But these fanatics evidently are so stupid that they thought if they changed their name and joined in anyway, everything would be fine.
They and Pride could be in for some bad news.
Both the Trans March and the Dyke March were invaded by people from Queers Against Israeli Apartheid.
And Pride officials did nothing to remove them.
Tomorrow, if they turn up at the main Pride parade, it should be very interesting seeing what happens when they ask for their six-figure cheque from the city.
|Trans March 1/7/2011|
|the anti Israel, "Israeli Apartheid" group led by this person of..|
which group was that?
(UPDATES: Here is an article by QuAIA spokesperson Savannah "Savvy" Garmon for Electronic Intifada titled "Queers Against Israeli Apartheid refuse to be silenced" She evidently took her own words literally both during the Trans and Dyke Marches this year. She is listed as "an activist for transgender rights, sex worker rights and has been active with various groups in the Palestine solidarity movement since 2002." Which makes a bit of a different description than her caption for this QuAIA video where she is listed as a physicist. Physics, it appears, ain't what it used to be.)
From the Dyke March, July 2, 2011:
|The anti-Israel group joined the march on Church St - Pride officials -|
including the woman in the blue shirt -
spoke with them and let them join in
|Pride officials (w/blue shirts) with anti-Israel group|
|Pride Officials accompanied the anti-Israel group along most of the route,|
here one plays traffic cop for them
And look who the leader is (again):
Here's the video with them chanting "We're sexy, we're hot, Israeli apartheid's not"
Talk about false advertising! Not only is Israel not an apartheid state, but there isn't a single one of these fools that comes close to being sexy or hot!
The sexy, hot lesbians were with the Pro-Israel group:
Blazing Cat Fur has more pics from Pride today
And the Roller Derby Girls were sexy and hot too:
Toronto Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti caught the new incarnation of the al-QuAIA bozos on video:
According to the Toronto Star, Giorgio Mammoliti wants the city to withhold Pride's funding because of this group. The Star reports, "Organizers said they did not see the controversial group." If that's the case, as you can see from the photos above, Pride organizers aren't above lying.
Here is some of the video Councillor Mammoliti shot
Blazing Cat Fur just posted a video with some revealing information about the anti-Israel group and their personal Pride escort
All photos in this post © 2011 Eye on a Crazy Planet
The Queers Against Israeli Apartheid ethos: