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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Toronto Gay Pride Parade Reverses Itself for the 2nd Time on "Israeli Apartheid" Ban

The Board of Toronto Pride has voted to reverse its decision to prohibit the use of the term "Israeli Apartheid" in this years' Pride festival. They have replaced it with a new policy requires participating groups to sign an agreement stating they will comply with City of Toronto's Declaration of a Non-Discrimination Policy.

The ban on the use of the term "Israeli Apartheid" came after much controversy surrounding the participation of a group that calls itself "Queers Against Israeli Apartheid."

After a previous flip-flop, Pride prohibited the use of the term after threats to withhold City funding and support and objections from corporate sponsors of the event if the group was allowed to participate.

With the latest change, Pride jeopardizes its municipal funding and sponsorships for future events.

UPDATE: The National Post advocates sponsors boycott the event.


Blazingcatfur said...


Anonymous said...

I heard there was a G&L rally against the G20 today. The assumption, that if you're gay you must hold "gay" political positions is insulting and bigoted.

Anonymous said...

Stephen Harper has great legs!!!